Bivalvia | Arcoida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 93550), usually 0 - 50 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2922)
Found in low tidal to 130 m in crevices and stones; dead specimens to 274 m (Ref. 337); also intertidal on rocks and coral (Ref. 75831). Commonly attached via strong byssal threads to the undersides of rock slabs and boulders in the lower eulittoral subzone and to dead coral and rocks in the shallow subtidal (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).
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.
Raines, B. and M. Huber. 2012. (Ref. 93550)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 21.2 - 29, mean 27.4 (based on 1826 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)