Chama lazarus   Linnaeus, 1758

Lazarus jewel box

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

Bivalvia | Venerida | Chamidae

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

Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 25 m (Ref. 75831).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland and Western Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 14.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 9.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occasionally used for food by coastal populations, this species is nowadays mainly collected for its beautiful shell (Ref. 348). Found in intertidal areas on rocks (Ref. 75831). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.4 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1424 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown