Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: probably from Madagascar to the Philippines; north to China and south to northern Australia. Note that the exact distribution is not known because of persistent confusion with other species.
Often occurring gregariously, both on hard and soft substrates, and producing large quantities of byssal threads that generally enclose various small hard objects. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of about 30 m (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)