Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Indo-West Pacific: from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to Indonesia and throughout Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.3, range 3 - 3.6 cm Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Also found in shallow waters (Ref. 348).
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=0.65-1.26; tm=1.1).
): 15.1 - 24.6, mean 18 (based on 348 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).