Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 356), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 41°N - 27°S, 32°E - 143°E
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to the Philippines; north to Japan and south to Indonesia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Found in intertidal areas in sand and mud (Ref. 75831). Feeds on plankton and detritus (Ref. 107085). 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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)