Bivalvia | Veneroida
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, including Madagascar and the Red Sea, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to Queensland.
Found in intertidal areas in coarse sand and coral fragments (Ref. 75831). Also inhabits silty and gravely sands in the upper intertidal, where it is usually buried at 20 to 30 cm in depth (Ref. 65033). 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)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)