Scaphopoda | Dentaliida
Steiner, G. and A.R. Kabat. 2004. (Ref. 1821)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3441)
Benthic; depth range 10 - 900 m (Ref. 1821)
Climate / Range
Western Atlantic: USA, Canada, Guyana and Caribbean.
Shell up to 60 m long, cream, slightly curved, entire surface reticulated by longitudinal, transversal striae. 9 to 12 rounded primary ribs, secondary ones begin early, all reach oral aperture, giving polygonal section. Intercostal spaces concave, Apex polygonal, short notch at convex side (Ref. 3441).
Minimum depth from Ref. 111279. 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)