Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 30.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 18.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 5 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to Western Australia and Queensland.
Epibiotic (Ref. 104365). Found in reef areas of lagoons (Ref. 97298). Cemented to hard substrates. Mostly in intertidal and shallow subtidal levels to a depth of 5 m, but also to a depth of 50 m (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 (20 of 100)