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Barbatia foliata   (ForsskÃ¥l, 1775)

decussate ark
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Classification
Bivalvia | Arcoida | Arcidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: from East and South Africa, including Madagascar, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to Queensland.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This is the most common Barbatia species of the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 2922). Attached by byssus among rocks, underside of coral slabs, or nestling in crevices. Littoral and sublittoral (Ref. 348). Also occurs in shallow areas of lagoons where it is attached to dead corals (Ref. 65033). Dead shells found on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Members of the class Bivalvia are mostly gonochoric, some are protandric hermaphrodites. Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown