Bivalvia | Mytiloida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea: from East and South Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to northern Australia.
Attached to rocks and in crevices. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of 25 m (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal reefs in rock pools and crevices (Ref. 377). Also found in sandy mudflats (Ref. 2925). Living in rock-pools and crevices of rocks at low-water mark, not common (Ref. 88739). 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)