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Malleus malleus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

black hammer oyster

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Bivalvia | Pterioida | Malleidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Benthic; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Byssally attached to hard objects, on reef flats, coarse coral sand or eelgrass areas. The shell is vertically disposed and partly buried in sediment, with the long dorsal ears acting as an anchor and the ventral quarter of valves exposed. Sublittoral. Often occurring in large 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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