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Natica tigrina   (Röding, 1798)

tiger moon snail

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Naticidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Demersal; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 349).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Indo-West Pacific: from the Mascarene Islands and India to Queensland.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 438)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Intertidal zone, on sand (Ref. 417). Sometimes in dense populations; also found in shallow subtidal waters; mainly sublittoral (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Fischer, W., G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.). 1981. (Ref. 438)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.6 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2797 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown