Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: form the Andaman Sea and Cocos (Keeling) Islands to eastern Micronesia and Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Mainly collected for its shell in the area (Ref. 349). Usually under stones and corals on a sand substrate. Abundant in the intertidal zone (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 (10 of 100)