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Melongena melongena   (Linnaeus, 1758)

West Indian crown conch

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

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Melongenidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 18.2 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 44 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 23°N - 6°N, 93°E - 53°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Short description

Shell thick, pear-shaped, with large body whorl. Spire short, last few whorls bear single or double rows of spines. Suture deeply channelled. Anterior canal short and broad. Base of shell sometimes with a row of smaller, blunt spines. Colour: purplish brown, light grey, or white, with bluish, brownish or greyish bands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal lagoons, mangroves, river estuaries, and other low-salinity environments (Ref. 355). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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)
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