Diagnostic Features. Umbo shell pointed, curved and divergent. Dorsal edge rounded. Shell with concentric growth grooves, and less marked radial grooves. Aulacomya ater was first found in in the Moray Firth, north-east Scotland, where it was introduced from South America (Anon ). Aulacomya atra — Overview. Ribbed Mussel Aulacomya atra. Aulacomya ater Trusted this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Aulacomya atra.
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In southern Chile the spawning occurs between late November and February. It is usually collected by hand but hooks are also used.
On isolated rocks or muddy rocky grounds. FAO’s Yearbook of Fishery Statistics reports a range of yearly capture production from around mt in to mt in Chile, Peru.
Aulacomya atra – Wikipedia
Launch the Aquatic Species Distribution map viewer. FAO’s Yearbook of Fishery Statistics reports a range of yearly aquaculture production from around mt in to mt in Chile.
Mariscos y peces de importancia comercial en el sur de Chile. Umbo shell pointed, curved and divergent. It is found in enclosed bays, usually in the m depth range. Small specimens beige or yellow in colour. Saggio sulla Storia Naturale de Cili.
The mantle is creamish-yellow in males, beige with purple dots in females. Aulacomya ater was introduced in in the Moray Firth, north-east Scotland Aulaco,ya It is collected by artisanal methods along the coast of Chile. Also frozen and canned in brine or oil.
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Print PDF Search species. It feeds upon phyto- and zooplankton, filtering diatoms, peridinians, and organic detritus swept away by the rivers. The culture of this species has started due to overexploitation. Aulacomya ater Molina, They are smoked for preparing soaps.
Southern hemisphere visitors to the Moray Firth. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger. It is also found in intertidal shallow waters. Hinge with a single tooth that fits in the groove of the opposed shell, or without visible tooth.
Minimum spawning length is 65 mm.
Minimum commercial size is 7 cm, excepting regions I and II where it is 5,5 cm. No other European populations are known. Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia.
Bibliography Anon – Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Scientific Name with Original Description.
Shell with concentric growth grooves, and less marked radial grooves, covered by a black and brilliant periostracum, sometimes, purple or blue. Cholgas are consumed cooked, raw and fresh with lemon. Wide range of tolerance to environmental conditions, which would explain the wide distribution and high abundance in chanels and bays of southern Chile.