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Malleus albus   Lamarck, 1819

white hammer oyster

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Pterioida | Malleidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, including the Red Sea, to Solomon Islands; north to Japan and south to Queensland and Western Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow waters near coral reefs (Ref. 799). Free-living in muddy-sand bottoms, anchored in the substrate by means of the long anterior and posterior extensions of dorsal margin and with the ventral third of shell projecting. Sublittoral. Often occurs in colonies (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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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