Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Western Central Pacific.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.5 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Lying free of fine sand, silt or mud bottoms, commonly in association with marine grasses, coral rubble, and rocks. Sublittoral, form shallow subtidal waters to depths of about 55 m. Able to swim about in jerky motion when disturbed. Occurs frequently in large numbers (Ref. 348). 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).
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. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 28.9, mean 27.6 (based on 380 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)