Bivalvia | Ostreida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 106914). Subtropical, preferred 24°C (Ref. 107945); 34°S - 47°S, 166°E - 72°W (Ref. 111844)
South Pacific Ocean: New Zealand and Chile. Introduced in the Atlantic: Wales, UK and France. Subtropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm ShL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Minimum depth range from Ref. 356.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Life cycle: Embryos develop into free-swimming trocophore larvae, succeeded by the bivalve veliger, resembling a miniature clam.
Häussermann, V. and G. Försterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients: Calcium = 149 [71, 228] mg/100g; Iron = 8.53 [1.95, 15.11] mg/100g; Protein = 9.88 [8.64, 11.12] %; Omega3 = 0.313 [0.202, 0.423] g/100g; Selenium = 61 [50, 72] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 2.04 [0.56, 3.51] mg/100g (wet weight).