Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 50.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 30.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: Restricted to the tropical Southwest Pacific, from southern Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to the northern half of Australia. Tropical to subtropical.
Used as food by native fishermen. Shell traditionally utilized as water carrier or for bailing canoes; also used as a decorative item (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neogastropoda 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
Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100)