Growth, mortality and productivity of the hard clam E. exalbida from Ushuaia Bay, Beagle Channel were investigated. The parameters of the von Bertalanffy growth function were estimated to be H = 73.98 mm, K = 0.180 y 1, t0 = 0.147 y. Maximum individual production amounted to 2.742 g shell free wet mass (SFWM) at 49.5 mm shell height. Animals between 40 mm and 70 mm shell height contribute most to overall population somatic production P of 133.89 g SFWM m-2 y-1. Mean annual biomass B amounted to 1122.69 g SFWM m-2 y-1. Annual P/B ratio and mortality rate Z were estimated to 0.119 y-1 and 0.141 y-1, respectively. Slow growth and low turnover makes this population less suitable for sustainable commercial exploitation.