Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 5 - 100 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from Madagascar and Sri Lanka to Indonesia; north to China and Taiwan Province of China, and south to Queensland.
Incidental catch of shrimp trawlers (Ref. 348). On sandy bottoms. Gregarious. Sublittoral and shelf zones (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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)