Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to East China Sea and Japan, and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
It is commonly collected for food in eastern Africa (Ref. 348). Found also in shelf zones (Ref. 348). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)