Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
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)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to eastern Polynesia; absent from Australia, apart from some oceanic coral reefs off northwest Australia.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)