Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 8702)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 31°N - 9°S, 44°E - 118°E
Indo-Pacific: from northwest Indian Ocean and the Aden Gulf to Indonesia.
Depth range is based on ecology (Ref. 348); to be replaced wtith a better reference. Primarily marine but also invades backwaters and estuaries (Ref. 105059). Found in protected coastal areas, with shallow subtidal waters (Ref. 348). In muddy and sandy substrates (Ref. 105057) where it burrows (Ref. 105059). Family is known to be suspension feeders, filtering planktonic algae and organic matter from the water (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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)