Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 348), usually 5 - 40 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from the Red Sea and Sri Lanka to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to central New South Wales.
More or less deeply buried in fine sandy to muddy bottoms (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)