Catalog Number: USNM 5889
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Ensis macha
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ensis macha
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Ensis macha, or Navaja or Navajuela as it is called in Spanish, is a bivalve mollusc of the family Pharidae. It inhabits the coasts of Peru, Chile and southern Argentina. Ensis macha lives in sand or muddy sediments in the subtidal zone where it can burrow to a depth of up to 13 metres. Ensis macha is one of the world's economically most significant Ensis species, with a total catch of 6,000 tons in Chile in 1999.
- S. Gofas (2010). "Ensis macha (Molina, 1782)". World Marine Mollusca database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
- 2004. Morphometry, growth and reproduction of an Atlantic population of the razor clamEnsis macha (Molina, 1782)*. Scientia Marina
- Sernapesca 2000. Anuario estadístico de pesca.
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