Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from western Indonesia to western Polynesia; north to southern Japan, and south to northern Queensland and New Caledonia.
Collected for shell trade and occasionally for subsistence (Ref. 349). Found on live coral reef areas (Ref. 799) as well as under or among dead coral slabs and boulders (Ref. 349). Also found in shallow subtidal zones. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)