Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: in southeast Africa and Madagascar, and from the easternmost part of the Indian Ocean to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to northern Queensland and New Caledonia; probably in the Marshall Islands.
Used as food locally, the empty shell sold for collections (Ref. 349). Mainly found in shallow water (Ref. 349). 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)