Bivalvia | Pterioida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from eastern and southern Africa, to western Polynesia; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to New Caledonia; Society Islands, eastern Polynesia.
Byssally attached to rocks, on reef flats or to the underside of boulders, on sand and gravel bottoms. May also occur at sub-littoral (Ref. 348) and intertidal depths on soft sediments (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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)