Bivalvia | Ostreoida
van der Meij, S.E.T., R.G. Moolenbeek and B.W. Hoeksema. 2009. (Ref. 83672)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 87 - 111 m (Ref. 101147)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines and New Caledonia.
Depth range is based on occurrence in the Philippines (Ref. 101147); to be replaced with a better reference. Found among coral rubble on sandy bottoms or byssally attached to the undersides of rocks or coral boulders (Ref. 101147). Usually encrusted with sponge. 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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