Scaphopoda | Dentaliida
Steiner, G. and A.R. Kabat. 2004. (Ref. 1821)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 1.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3441)
Benthic; depth range 10 - 76 m (Ref. 1821)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: USA, Canada, Bermuda to Brazil.
Shell medium size, white, slightly curved. Six primary ribs extending over entire shell to oral aperture. Striated between ribs. Apical, oral sections hexagonal.
Empty shells were recorded at depths of 47 to 260 m (Ref. 3441). Members of the class Scaphopoda are gonochoric. Fertilization occurs in the mantle cavity. Life cycle: Eggs hatch into free-swimming lecithotrophic trochophore larvae, succeeded by shelled veligers (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)