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Lithophaga teres   (Philippi, 1846)

Cylinder date mussel

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Bivalvia | Mytiloida | Mytilidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 66 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to southwest Australia, Queensland, and New Caledonia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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