Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 55 m (Ref. 75840). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, including the Red Sea, to Solomon Islands; north to Japan and south to Queensland and Western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found in shallow waters near coral reefs (Ref. 799). Free-living in muddy-sand bottoms, anchored in the substrate by means of the long anterior and posterior extensions of dorsal margin and with the ventral third of shell projecting. Sublittoral. Often occurs in colonies (Ref. 348). Also found attached on rocks (Ref. 75840).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3080 cells).