Bivalvia | Venerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea: from eastern Africa to Papua New Guinea; north to the South China Sea and south to Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Commonly collected for food with other Tapes and Paphia species (Ref. 348). Intertidal to subtidal, on sand and mud (Ref. 75840).
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
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1360 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)