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Busycon perversum   (Linnaeus, 1758)

perverse whelk
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Melongenidae
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Main reference
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 7 - 18 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 21°N - 19°N, 92°E - 90°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Mexico.
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Short description
Shell left-handed (or sinistral, coiling to left), heavy, with flattened spire. Shell shoulders with small knobs. Colour: tan, shells under 18 cm have axial brown streaks.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Very common on mud flats and protected bay waters (Ref. 355). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium