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