Bivalvia | Veneroida
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to central Queensland and New Caledonia.
Locally collected for food by coastal people in some areas, with other tellins (Ref. 348). Inhabits areas near coral reefs (Ref. 799). 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)