Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Allen, G.R. and S.A. McKenna. 2001. (Ref. 75725)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 821)
Benthic; depth range 15 - 40 m (Ref. 101147)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, New Caledonia and French Polynesia.
Found on clean sandy bottoms among coral rubble or byssally attached to the undersides of coral slabs or boulders (Ref. 101147). 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
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