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Hippopus hippopus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

bear paw clam

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Bivalvia | Veneroida | Tridacnidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 40.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 102835); 29°N - 28°S, 91°E - 170°W

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
The valves are thick, heavy and triangular in shape, often covered with reddish spots and obscured by encrustations. The mantle is a deep yellowgreen, irregularly mottled at the periphery and in the center.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected for food and shell, the latter commonly used in the shellcraft industry (Ref. 348). Maximum depth from Ref. 75831. In relatively shallow water, in lagoon, barrier and fringing reefs (Ref. 106851). Found in intertidal areas on corals (Ref. 75831). Tridacnids derive their nutrition from uptake of dissolved matter through their epidermis and from their symbiotic zooanthella Symbiodinium microadriaticum (Ref. 107098). Broadcast spawners. 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

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown