Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 66 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to southwest Australia, Queensland, and New Caledonia.
Boring in soft rocks and dead coral or lithothamnion. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of at least 66 m. Sometimes found burrowing in massive coral heads, but the burrow opening is always located in those portions which lack living polyps (Ref. 348). 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)