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