Macrocypraea zebra   (Linnaeus, 1758)

measled cowrie

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

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 140 m (Ref. 83934).  Tropical; 35°N - 28°S, 94°E - 35°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.3 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is found intertidal and offshore, in coral reefs and reef lagoons, particularly on algae, boulder, coral, octocoral, rock, rubble, sand and sponge habitats (Ref. 83934). Also on seagrass (Ref. 109264). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

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

Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Heiman, E. 2007. (Ref. 8761)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown