Bivalvia | Arcoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
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.
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).
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)