Bivalvia | Myoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from Pakistan to the Philippines and Indonesia; north to South China Sea and south to Queensland.
Collected by divers using an iron or wooden paddle-shaped implement or bare hands to dig the animals from their burrows (Ref. 348). Minimum depth range from Ref. 75831. Found in intertidal areas in clay (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).
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)