Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from the Andaman Sea to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to northern New South Wales.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)