Bivalvia | Pectinida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 80 m (Ref. 89006). Subtropical; 25°S - 51°S, 112°E - 178°W
Indo-West Pacific: from Shark Bay, Australia to Kermadec, and south to New Zealand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.3 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Epibenthic (Ref. 66309). Living at 10 m to 73 m water depth (Ref. 89006), in coastal waters (Ref. 121746). Occurs in sandy-muddy sediments (Ref. 66309). Mainly found on silt-sand and coarse sand (Refs. 121744, 121746). Abundant offshore (Ref. 121738). Filter feeder; sifts plankton and detritus from the water column (Ref. 121745).
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.
Dijkstra, H.H. and B.A. Marshall. 1997. (Ref. 89006)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 15 - 26.4, mean 18.3 (based on 336 cells).