Isognomon nucleus (Lamarck, 1819)
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Family:  Isognomonidae (tree oysters)
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Environment:  sessile; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Biology:  Found intertidal on rocks and corals (Ref. 75831) and in mangroves (Ref. 2925). Living in crevices of rocks between tide-marks (Ref. 88739). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Huang, Bonnie - 26.08.08
Modified by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 03.06.13

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