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Meropesta pellucida   (Gmelin, 1791)

pellucid mactra
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Mactridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from East and South China Seas to Indonesia and Australia; south to northern New South Wales.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in intertidal areas in mud (Ref. 75831). 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

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