Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Jia, X., Z. Li, C. Li, Y. Qiu and J. Gan. 2004. (Ref. 75930)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 40°N - 5°S, 98°E - 0°E (Ref. 83435)
Pacific Ocean, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Tropical to subtropical.
This is a planktonic species (Ref. 85339). Individuals hang motionless with the ventral fin facing down while searching for prey at night; feeds on bioluminescent prey, medusae, siphonophores, crustaceans and salps (Ref. 2376). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa 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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