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Marcia opima   (Gmelin, 1791)

fertile venus

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

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical; 31°N - 9°S, 44°E - 118°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from northwest Indian Ocean and the Aden Gulf to Indonesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm 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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium