Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Nassariidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East and South Africa, to Melanesia; north to southern Japan and south to southern Queensland.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Length based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. 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)