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Pinna bicolor   Gmelin, 1791

bicolor pen shell

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pterioida | Pinnidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical; 35°N - 37°S, 29°E - 154°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Planktonic larval stage.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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