Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 11.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from Madagascar and Mascarene Islands, India, Sri Lanka and the Andaman Sea, to the Philippines; north to southern Japan and south to southern Indonesia.
Used locally as food (Ref. 349). Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Feeds on other gastropods by drilling a hole in the victim's shell (Ref. 85382). 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)