Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: ? - 15.0; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to the Philippines; north to Japan and south to northern Queensland.
Occurs in extensive beds at intertidal and shallow subtidal levels, often in bays and near mangroves. Shell form varies considerably with growth (Ref. 348). Hermaphoditism occurs in some species. Breeding is continuous throughout the year (Ref. 107755). Major and minor spawning peak occurs between December-January and May to June, respectively (Ref. 82297).
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)