Bivalvia | Veneroida
Glover, E.A. and J.D. Taylor. 2007. (Ref. 8252)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 69 m (Ref. 8252)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from Myanmar to Tonga; north to the Philippines and possible also Hawaii, and south to Queensland.
In sandy-coral bottoms, fully buried to completely exposed, in shallow water (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)