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Mauritia depressa   (Gray, 1824)

depressed cowrie

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

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment

Benthic

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to eastern Polynesia; absent from Australia, apart from some oceanic coral reefs off northwest Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Locally collected for food or for its shell (Ref. 349). Inhabits rather rough waters, under slabs and stones or in hollow corals near the wave swept edge. Active at night on algal crests and rock platforms. Also found in shallow subtidal zones (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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown