Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 110 m (Ref. 101020)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean: from East and South Africa, to western Polynesia; north to Japan and south to central Queensland and New Caledonia.
Sometimes found in local markets (Ref. 349). Shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349). Most Nassariidae are omnivores and facultative scavengers (Ref. 108572). 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)