Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from Sri Lanka to eastern Indonesia; north to southern Japan and south to Northern Territory.
Collected for its nacreous shell and edible flesh (Ref. 349). Inhabits wave exposed rocky intertidal shores. Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on rocks and coral reefs (Ref. 75835). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)