Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 16 m (Ref. 101217)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: though more common in the Indian Ocean, from East Africa to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan, and south to southern Indonesia and New Caledonia.
On coarse sand and rubble. Under stones and corals. Shallow subtidal waters (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
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)