Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to Micronesia; north to Japan and south to Indonesia.
The relatively small yield of its meat makes this oyster rather unattractive as an aquacultural species (Ref. 348). Mostly in shallow subtidal waters (Ref. 348). Known to be poisonous (Ref. 101155). 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 (11 of 100)