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Kelletia kelletii   (Forbes, 1850)

Kellet's whelk

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Kelletia kelletii   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Buccinidae
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Main reference
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 17.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 865); common length :8.5 cm SHL (female)

Benthic; depth range 0 - 69 m (Ref. 865), usually 3 - 40 m (Ref. 106100)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 37°N - 27°N, 123°W - 113°W

Eastern Central Pacific: USA to Mexico. From Isla Asuncion, Baja California, Mexico to Monterey, CA, USA.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It is found in kelp beds on rocky and soft bottoms, from low intertidal to a depth of 69 meters (Ref. 865). Also inhabits sand areas adjacent to more solid substratum. Forms aggregated distribution patterns, most likely as a foraging and/or reproductive strategy. Carnivorous scavenger. Primarily feeds on live sessile polychaetes and solitary tunicates (Ref. 101624). Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners (Ref. 833). Life cycle: Eggs capsules (400 to 1200 eggs) are deposited on hard substrate. Embryos develop within the capsule, emerge into the water column as free-swimming veliger larvae and later assumes a benthic life style (Ref. 104623).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)


CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)