Asaphis violascens   (ForsskÃ¥l, 1775)

Pacific asaphis

Native range
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Bivalvia | Veneroida | Psammobiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348).  Tropical; 31°N - 33°S, 30°E - 137°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, including Madagascar, the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Andaman Sea, to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to central Queensland and New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 2.5  range ? - ? cm Max length : 11.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 6.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Average edible weight is at 9 g (Ref. 351). Maximum depth from Ref. 75831. Littoral and sublittoral to a depth of about 20 m (Ref. 345). Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref 75831). Deeply buried in sand, often coarse to gravely bottoms (Ref. 345). In general, suspension feeding bivalves mainly depend on phytoplankton and detritus material for nutrition (Ref. 107088). Mass spawning occurs in late summer and larval stage is about 14 days (Ref. 351).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Mass spawning occurs in late summer and larval stage is about 14 days (Ref. 351).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 348)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3504 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown