Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); max. reported age: 3.00 years (Ref. 8702)
Found in intertidal areas in sand; typical inhabitants of exposed beaches in the tropics and subtropics usually with other Donax species; are tidal migrants (Ref. 084495), are thus affected by changes in the beach profile due to erosion and accretion cycles brought about by the tides and by the monsoon seasons.
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
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Estimates based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.16-1.7; tmax=3).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).