Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 18°N - 13°S, 76°E - 32°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles and Caribbean to Brazil.
Shell of medium size, elliptical. Sculpture or irregular, radial grooves and narrow, flat ribs, all crossed by fine lines. Margin irregular. Orifice oblong, large with sides bearing small upward projections. Colour: greyish to pinkish white, usually with purple blotches and lines between ribs. Internally with green and whitish concentric bands. Border of orifice internally deep green.
On hard substrates; species belongs to a family with a habitat located in the intertidal or shallow subtidal hard substrates (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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