Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 100954)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan, and south to southern Queensland.
Locally collected by coastal people. Shell used in shellcraft (Ref. 349). From high intertidal zone to shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 349, on rocks (Ref. 799). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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)