Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Raines, B. and M. Huber. 2012. (Ref. 93550)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 50 - 620 m (Ref. 97584)
Climate / Range
Pacific Ocean: New Guinea to Japan and Easter Island.
Free living on soft bottom assemblages, in sand, muddy sand, or mud mixed with gravel or coral sand (Ref. 101147). Dead specimens collected from muddy or sandy bottoms with calcareous gravel and shell gravel (Ref. 101129). 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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