Bivalvia | Ostreoida | Spondylidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 8.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from India to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Shell used for shellcraft (Ref. 348). Attached to rocks or dead corals in shallow waters (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)