Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Muricidae | Rapaninae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
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)
Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 12 m (Ref. 101219)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Used as food by some coastal populations. Distribution imperfectly known, because of frequent confusions with Nassa francolina (Ref. 349). Inhabits under corals, slabs and stones. Shallow subtidal zones (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)