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Lobatus costatus   (Gmelin, 1791)

milk conch

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Lobatus costatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Strombidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 23.1 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 2 - 55 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 34°N - 21°S, 94°E - 29°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Shell of medium size, shape extremely variabe, sculpture of projecting nodules on shoulder. Aperture flared in mature specimens, sometimes with very thick lip. Colour: internal shell white, sometimes glazed or metallic-like; shell externally cream to brown, frequently flecked with other hues.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 109264. Lives on sand in meadows of seagrass or, less frequently, brown algae (Ref. 355). Development includes a long-lasting, planktotrophic stage (Ref. 355).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium