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Spondylus spinosus   Schreibers, 1793

spiny oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Spondylus spinosus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Spondylidae
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Main reference
Bernard, F.R., Y.Y. Cai and B. Morton. 1993. (Ref. 75831)
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Environment
Benthic, usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 53)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found intertidal on shell debris (Ref. 75831). Often observed to be firmly attached to subtidal rocks and corals (Ref. 102838). 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




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Mass conversion

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