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Murex trapa   Röding, 1798

rarespined murex

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Murex trapa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Muricidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 11.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
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.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium