Bivalvia | Myoida
Taylor, J.D. and E.A. Glover. 2004. (Ref. 8021)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Indian Ocean: Australia and United Arab Emirates.
Inhabits a flask-shaped cavity that it has excavated. In subtidal calcareous rocks and dead coral. Common in coral reefs (Ref. 102838). 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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