Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 50 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). Also in muddy-sand bottoms. Littoral to sublittoral (Ref. 345). 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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)