Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 821); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from northwest Indian Ocean, to Polynesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland.
Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). Common in coral reef areas. Intertidal and sublittoral (Ref. 345). 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)