Mactra cuneata Gmelin, 1791
Wedge trough shell
Mactra cuneata
photo by FAO

Family:  Mactridae (trough shells)
Max. size:  4 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Biology:  Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). Also in muddy-sand bottoms. Littoral to sublittoral (Ref. 345).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 09.03.06
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 21.12.12

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