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Nassarius dorsatus   (Röding, 1798)

unicolour dog whelk

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Nassariidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: from the Andaman Sea to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to northern New South Wales.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Locally collected as food for the shell, which is utilized in shellcraft (Ref. 349). Common on muddy sand flats (Ref. 349). Seeks shelter by burrowing in sand. Actively forages for food during low tide. A scavenger most of the time but also a predator (Ref. 101234). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown