Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 28 m (Ref. 75840). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
On rocks or sea whip stems. Common in mangrove areas (Ref. 348). Also found in mud, rubble, and shell hash (Ref. 75840). Shallow sublittoral, on boulders and corals (Ref. 127083).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 23.9 - 29.2, mean 28.3 (based on 2997 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).