Bivalvia | Arcoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 2922)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa including Madagascar, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to New Caledonia.
Maximum depth from Ref. 348. Attached to rocks in coral reef areas, or under stones on muddy bottoms. Littoral and sublittoral (Ref. 348). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)