Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.8 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 8.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East and Southeast Africa, to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Most common in fine sand and muddy sand near mangroves on tidal and shallow subtidal flats (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)