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Lithophaga robusta   Lamy, 1919

rock eater
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
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Main reference
Oliver, P.G., A.M. Holmes, I.J. Killeen, J.M. Light and H. Wood. 2004. (Ref. 2922)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2922)

Environment
Reef-associated

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Excavates and inhabits cavities within soft calcareous rock. Common within dead corals (Ref. 102838). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Mass conversion

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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)