Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Local artisanal exploitation (Ref. 348). In sand and beach slopes in surf zones, migrating between the high and low tide marks with ebb and flow tides. Sometimes abundant. Occurs from low and high tide mark. Found burrowing in exposed sandy beaches (Ref. 125338).
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. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.51-0.92).
): 24.7 - 29.2, mean 28.4 (based on 2423 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).