Bivalvia | Arcoida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East and South Africa, including Madagascar, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
This is the most common Barbatia species of the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 2922). Attached by byssus among rocks, underside of coral slabs, or nestling in crevices. Littoral and sublittoral (Ref. 348). Also occurs in shallow areas of lagoons where it is attached to dead corals (Ref. 65033). Dead shells found on the beaches (Ref. 88739). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)