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)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Hawaii; north to Japan and south to central Queensland.
Occasionally used as food. Shell utilized in shellcraft (Ref. 349). Shelf zones. Often occurring in rather large populations (Ref. 349). May practice deposit feeding (Ref. 100859). 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)