Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to Queensland.
Locally collected for food in the area (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal areas in sand and mud (Ref. 75831). Also in sublittoral zone (Ref. 345). 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 (10 of 100)