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Pinna muricata   Linnaeus, 1758

prickly pen shell

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Pinna muricata   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pterioida | Pinnidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 31.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from Eastern Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to New South Wales.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occasionally collected for food by coastal populations (Ref. 348). In various soft bottoms (silty mud, sand, sandy gravel), among rocks, in eel-grass flats or in sandy patches or coral reefs, from low tide levels to a depth of about 40 m (Ref. 348). Usually found subtidally in the soft sediments of seagrass beds where it is partially buried vertically (Ref. 102838). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown