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Placuna placenta   (Linnaeus, 1758)

windowpane oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pteriomorpha | Placunidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Actively collected and often over fished, or commercially cultured for the shells which are used in large quantities for shellcraft. Transparent shells are locally used in some areas as a substitute for window glass in houses. Soft parts are consumed by coastal populations (Ref. 348). Found in sandy or muddy substrates in shallow estuarine lagoons, coves and small bays where salinity of water ranges from 10-35 ppm (Ref. 80041). 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

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown