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Hippopus porcellanus   Rosewater, 1982

China clam
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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
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 102835); 10°N - 9°S, 118°E - 134°E (Ref. 106696)

Distribution
Western Central Pacific: Restricted in the tropical western Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Its shell is thinner and smoother than that of H. hippopus, usually devoid of pigmentation, and more semi-circular in profile. The mantle is similar to that of H. hippopus (Rosewater, 1982), except that prominent papillae line the margins of the incurrent siphon.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected for food and shell (Ref. 348). Found in shallow waters. Young specimens often byssally attached to coral heads, mature specimens lack a byssus and lay unattached on the substrate (Ref. 348). 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
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki |

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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown