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Pinna bicolor   Gmelin, 1791

bicolor pen shell
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Classification
Bivalvia | Pterioida | Pinnidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 37°S, 29°E - 154°W

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: from East and southeast Africa, including Madagascar, Mauritius Island, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, to New Caledonia; north to Japan and south to South Australia. Generally absent from oceanic islands of the central Indian Ocean and the tropical West Pacific, but sporadically found in Hawaii.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Species of minor economic importance, and collected for subsistence fisheries (Ref. 348). Maximum depth from Ref. 101118. Embedded in muddy sand and reef flats, in littoral and adjacent subtidal shallow waters to depths of about 10 m (Ref. 348). Also found buried in hard substratum and associated with seagrass beds (Ref. 101119). Planktonic larval stage probably short, hence a range restricted to the shores of continental areas and adjacent island (Ref. 348). Small benthic Pinna may likely depend on dissolved organic matter for nutrition (Ref. 107096). Planktonic larval stage (Ref. 348).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown