Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from northwest Indian Ocean, to Polynesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 821); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). Common in coral reef areas. Intertidal and sublittoral (Ref. 345).
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
): 24.5 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1246 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)