Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Springsteen, F.J. and F.M. Leobrera. 1986. (Ref. 821)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 821)
Benthic; depth range 90 - 98 m (Ref. 101147)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Depth range is based on occurrence in the Philippines (Ref. 101147); to be replaced with a better reference. Attached via its byssus to coral slabs, rubble under the slab, and on sandy bottoms among coral rubble (Ref. 101147). 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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