Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 105071). Tropical; 24°N - 9°S, 73°E - 117°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Depth range is based on occurrence records in India (Refs. 105071, 105420); to be replaced with a better reference. Found in estuaries on sand (Ref. 105071) and in backwaters (Ref. 105072). Burrows (Ref. 105416). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088).
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.
van der Meij, S.E.T., R.G. Moolenbeek and B.W. Hoeksema. 2009. (Ref. 83672)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models