Melo melo   (Lightfoot, 1786)

Indian volute

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

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Volutidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 349).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Restricted to the Southeast Asian region.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 27.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 17.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shell used as decorative items, or as scoops for salt, sugar and flour in the local markets. Also traditionally utilized by the native fishermen to bail out their boats (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neogastropoda 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 Neogastropoda 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

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (18 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown