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