Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 27.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 17.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: Restricted to the Southeast Asian region.
Shell used as decorative items, or as scoops for salt, sugar and flour in the local markets. Also traditionally utilized by the native fishermen to bail out their boats (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
Low vulnerability (18 of 100)