Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 50 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831). Also in muddy-sand bottoms. Littoral to 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. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 2838 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).