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Malleus regula   (ForsskÃ¥l, 1775)

straight 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
Max length : 12.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 8.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to South China and Taiwan Province of China and south to Indonesia; south and eastern parts of the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical climates.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Locally collected at low tide by coastal people when abundant (Ref. 348). Attached by their strong byssus to hard substrates where mud occurs, with the shell vertically disposed and the dorsal margin lying on the rock surface, or to the underside of ledges and boulders. Often in dense colonies (maximum recorded density of 870 individuals/m^2), sometimes forming mixed natural beds with Isognomon isognomum. Littoral and sublittoral (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




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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)
Unknown