Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 50 m (Ref. 348), usually 8 - 20 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from the Persian Gulf and India to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Locally collected for human consumption (Ref. 348). In fine clean sandy bottoms (Ref. 821). Discretely motile suspension feeder (Ref. 125928).
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
): 22.6 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 958 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).