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Tapes belcheri   Sowerby, 1852

Belcher's venus
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Veneridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Environment

Benthic, usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: from Mauritius Islands and the Gulf of Aden to the Philippines; north to China and southern Japan, and south to central Queensland.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High