Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from Mauritius Island and Sri Lanka to eastern Melanesia, north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.5 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 4.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
The shell is commonly used in the shellcraft industry for decorative items (Ref. 348). Maximum depth from Ref. 75831. Found in intertidal areas in sand and mud (Ref. 75831).
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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.7 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1334 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)