Bivalvia | Arcida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East and South Africa including Madagascar and the Red Sea, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Byssally attached to rocks, corals, or under boulders on sand, from low tide pools to a depth of 80 m (Ref. 2922); also seen adjacent to fringing mangroves (Ref. 2925).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 22.7 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1766 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)