Bivalvia | Limoida
Demir, M. 2003. (Ref. 2754)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80041)
Benthic; depth range 125 - 200 m (Ref. 2754)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical climates.
Attached by byssus on the underside of stones or corals in shallow water reef and rocky areas (Ref. 80041). 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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