Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
Commonly collected in many areas, mainly for decorative purposes. Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). 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)