Juxtamusium maldivense (Smith, 1903)
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Family:  Pectinidae (scallops)
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Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 62 - 90 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines and New Caledonia.
Biology:  Depth range is based on occurrence in the Philippines (Ref. 101147); to be replaced with a better reference. Attached via its byssus to coral branches, under rocks or on sandy bottoms among coral rubble (Ref. 101147). 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: Dar, Christine - 24.05.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 01.10.15

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