Bivalvia | Mytiloida
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Temperate; 33°S - 48°S, 166°E - 175°W
Southwest Pacific: Endemic to New Zealand. Also found in Chatham Island.
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
FAO(Aquaculture: production, | FisheriesWiki |
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)