Bivalvia | Veneroida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Western Pacific: from Indonesia to Western Polynesia; north to China and south to northern New South Wales and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Deep burrowing in thick muddy substrates. Commonly forming mixed populations with the greenish glauconmya (Glauconome virens (Linnaeus)), a species with considerable external similarity, but absent from reduced salinity areas of 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
): 25 - 29.2, mean 28.6 (based on 1520 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)