Xanthochorus cassidiformis   (Blainville, 1832)

orange whelk

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Muricidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 2 - 100 m (Ref. 87801).  Temperate; 8°S - 48°S, 80°W - 70°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southeast Pacific: from Trujillo (Peru) to Golfo de Penas (Chile). Subtropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found on sandy bottoms and silt with shell fragments at depths of 2 to 100 m (Ref. 87801). Carnivorous (Ref. 92798). Egg masses are composed of 3n8 to 112 egg capsules where 325 and 733 embryos develop in the interior of the egg capsule and emerges as planktotrophic larvae. The capsules are attached to hard substrates (Ref. 87801).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Egg masses are composed of 3n8 to 112 egg capsules where 325 and 733 embryos develop in the interior of the egg capsule and emerges as planktotrophic larvae. The capsules are attached to hard substrates.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura. 2011. (Ref. 90098)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)