Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 2006. (Ref. 3194)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 82 - 460 m (Ref. 3194)
Climate / Range
Pacific Ocean. From off New Caledonia to Fiji and Tonga Island, north to Vanuatu and south to northern Norfolk Ridge.
Inhabits muddy sand (Ref. 3194). 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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