Bivalvia | Ostreoida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 106914). Subtropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 34°S - 47°S, 166°E - 72°W (Ref. 111844)
South Pacific Ocean: New Zealand and Chile. Introduced in the Atlantic: Wales, UK and France. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Minimum depth range from Ref. 356. Found in nearshore waters and in shallow subtidal zone (Ref. 106914). This is an epifaunal species found on soft sandy and muddy bottoms, as well as hard substrates. It is a brooding species where females retain the larvae until they are completely developed (Ref. 87801). 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.
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)