Bivalvia | Pterioida | Pinnidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
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)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from Eastern Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to New South Wales.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)