Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Preece, R.C. 1995. (Ref. 87907)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 18 - 32 m (Ref. 97584)
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia and Pitcairn Islands.
Occurs at shallow depths on rubble, sand, and scattered reefs (Ref. 87907). 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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