Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Werner, T.B. and G.R. Allen. 2000. (Ref. 8295)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 101147)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Depth range is based on occurrence in the Philippines (Ref. 101147); to be replaced with a better reference. Attached via its byssus to the undersides of coral slabs or on sandy bottoms among rocky boulders with weed (Ref. 101147). 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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