Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 2823)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 32°N - 6°N, 92°E - 57°E (Ref. 83435)
Shell of medium size, elliptical. Sculpture of irregular, coarse, radial ribs. Margin irregular. Orifice almost circular. Colour: greyish to pinkish white, usually with purplish blotches and lines between ribs. Internally with green and whitish concentric bands. Border of orifice internally deep green.
Intertidal on rocky and other hard substrates; present in coral reef environments (Ref. 355). Members of the order Patellogastropoda 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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