Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 66 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to southwest Australia, Queensland, and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.2 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1552 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)