Bivalvia | Myida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 21 m (Ref. 104365). Tropical
Circumglobal distribution in temperate and tropical marine waters.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Found in intertidal areas and shallow water in timber (Ref. 75831). Wood borer (Ref. 104365). Also found boring in PVC plastic (Ref. 75840).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Alternating hermaphrodite changing sex with temperature, most individuals becoming female in summer and male in winter. Fertilization external. Free-swimming larval stage of about a month.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.3 - 29.2, mean 28 (based on 4327 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)