Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Western Pacific: from Indonesia to Western Polynesia; north to China and south to northern New South Wales and New Caledonia.
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).
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)