Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 25.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 73 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°N - 4°N, 97°E - 51°E (Ref. 83435)
Shell fusiform with about 9 rounded whorls. Surface smooth, except for very fine growth lines. Outer lip thin, with fine denticles on inner edge. Operculum thick, heavy. Colour: extremely variable, cream, light brown, to reddish orange with irregular blotches of darker brown, white, or cream. Brown spiral lines present. Living animal is bright orange.
On seagrass bottoms and sand flats (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)
Threat to humans
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