Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Templado, J. and R. Villanueva. 2010. (Ref. 85339)
Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 1.3 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)
Climate / Range
Shell: quite thick and strong, a rather high conical spire, short siphonal canal, open and twisted; body whorl is very large, spherical, covering much of the preceding one, involute, suture is hardly incised; aperture is ovoidal, outer lip has an external thickening and thin internal folds; in adults, columellar lip forms a large callus that completely covers the ventral surfaces of the body whorl; no sculpture except for a rib with one, two of three hardly visible blunt nodules, on the periphery of the dorsal surface of the body whorl; color is yellowish or yellow brown, callus and lips are white; operculum is horny, yellowish, has an apical nucleus, roughly triangular, fringed inner and outer margins. Body: wide triangular foot, many nassariids, two appendices at the posterior end; very long mantle siphon; radula is rachiglossan.
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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