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Babylonia formosae   (G.B. Sowerby II, 1866)

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

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Buccinidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 5.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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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

Sabelli, B. and H.S. Feinberg (eds.). 1879. (Ref. 360)

Short description Morphology

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)