Bivalvia | Pterioida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from Eastern Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to New South Wales.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 31.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Occasionally collected for food by coastal populations (Ref. 348). In various soft bottoms (silty mud, sand, sandy gravel), among rocks, in eel-grass flats or in sandy patches or coral reefs, from low tide levels to a depth of about 40 m (Ref. 348). Usually found subtidally in the soft sediments of seagrass beds where it is partially buried vertically (Ref. 102838). 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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.1 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1120 cells).
Low vulnerability (21 of 100)