Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical; 23°C - 30°C (Ref. 102835); 31°N - 30°S, 92°E - 178°W (Ref. 106696)
Indo-West Pacific: from Andaman Islands to Fiji Islands; north to Japan and south to New Caledonia and Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 11.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
The valves are greyish white, often fringed with orange or yellow both inside and out. They are triangularly ovate in shape. Mantle coloration is predominantly blue but shows great variability.
Found in intertidal areas on corals (Ref. 75831). 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
Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam (Ref. 833).
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(Aquaculture: production; | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.1 - 29.1, mean 28.3 (based on 1078 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)