Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from India and Sri Lanka to Borneo and the Philippines; north to South China Sea and Taiwan Province of China.
Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). 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)