Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Heiman, E. 2007. (Ref. 8761)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.5 cm ShL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8763)
Demersal; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 94005)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific: Easter Island and Sala y GÃ³mez. Endemic to Easter Island.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Under rocks in 0.6-0.9 m along rock shoreline and in tide pools; also in holes
and crevices at or just below tide line (Ref. 87884). Egg mass incubated and protected by the female under her foot (Ref. 93583). Female: stage F1 (initial maturity) - gonad yellow, gonadal acini with active initial oogenesis, germinal line with small oogonia and initial previtellogenic oocytes bearing germinal vesicle; stage F2 (peak maturity) - gonad yellow, gonadal acini with complete oogenesis, germinal line filled with free and very large vitellogenic oocytes; stage F3 (regression or post-gamete release, with occasional gonadal recovery) - gonad cream or brown, gonadal acini contracted. Male: stage M1 (initial maturity) - gonad orange, acini with early germinal line, spermatogonia and spermatocytes predominate, penis present; stage M2 (peak maturity) - gonad orange, complete germinal line in gonadal acini; elongate spermatids arranged in tiers filling the acini lumen; stage M3 (regression or maximum release) - gonad translucent, gonadal acini occupied by few residual spermatids of a prior release. The species is reproductively active year-round. More than one male could compulate with a female.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)