Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 348). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, to Micronesia; north to Japan and south to Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 348)
The relatively small yield of its meat makes this oyster rather unattractive as an aquacultural species (Ref. 348).
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
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3496 cells).
Low vulnerability (11 of 100).