Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from Mauritius Island and Sri Lanka to eastern Melanesia, north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
The shell is commonly used in the shellcraft industry for decorative items (Ref. 348). Maximum depth from Ref. 75831. Found in intertidal areas in sand and mud (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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)