Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 50 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical; -10°N - -40°S (Ref. 356)
Indo-West Pacific: from western India to Papua New Guinea; north to Taiwan Province of China and the south China Sea, and south to New South Wales.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Collected for subsistence in the northern part of the area. Only P. sinuosa is present in the western part of the Indian Ocean; exploitation in this area not known (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal areas in sand and mud (Ref. 75831). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 2860 cells; Ref. 115970
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)