Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 2.0 cm SHL 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, including the Red Sea to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland.
Found in intertidal areas in coarse sand and gravel (Ref. 75831). Also in muddy bottoms. Common in mangrove areas (Ref. 345). 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)