Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 101216). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Mainly collected for shellcraft. Formerly used as a currency in many areas of the world, the shell is also still used as a divinatory item by some animist tribes, particularly in tropical Africa. Empty shells of Cypraea annulus collected outside this area were carried there by ships when to his cowry was used as a currency (Ref. 349). Widespread in the shallow water, occurring in every kind of habitat (Ref. 349). Members of the family Cypraeidae are primarily carnivores (Ref. 67623). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.5 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3364 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)