Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; brackish, usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Reported from East Africa, including South Africa and the Red Sea, to southern Japan, the Philippines, and eastern Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
The distribution of this species is imperfectly known because of frequent confusion with other species of the genus (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal areas, in mud and sand, (Ref. 75831) and shallow sublittoral waters (Ref. 348). In sheltered bays and estuaries (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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.1 - 29.2, mean 28.2 (based on 1694 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)