Bivalvia | Cardiida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 348), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 75831). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 3.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
Commonly collected in many areas, mainly for decorative purposes. Found in intertidal areas in sand (Ref. 75831).
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
): 24.4 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1118 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).