Bivalvia | Limoida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East and South Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Generally attached to rocks, the underside of stones or coral slabs, between tide marks and in subtidal waters. Unattached specimens can actively swim, with the long reddish pallial tentacles widely expanded beyond shell margins. Occurs at the mid-tide mark (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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.2 - 29.2, mean 28 (based on 4352 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)