Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment / Climate / Range
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Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 5.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)
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.
Sabelli, B. and H.S. Feinberg (eds.). 1879. (Ref. 360)
Shell: thin, light but not very fragile, spire, moderately high, elongated oval in appearance, convex whorls, with markedly caniculated suture; swelling at the base of the shell around the umbilicus; oval aperture has a tapered outer lip and an inner lip that has a callus confined to the posterior half, which covers part of the ventral surface of the last whorl; no sculpture, smooth and glossy surface; cream-colored base, darkish-brown spots in spiral rows arranged as axially broken bands; thin dark-brown periostracum covers the surface; operculum is horny, light chestnut with an apical nucleus. Body: well-developed foot, head has two tentacles with an eye at the base of each and one long retractile proboscis; mantle has a very long siphon; mantle cavity contains the gill, osphradium and in males the penis, behind the right tentacle; radula is rachioglossan.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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