Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from Madagascar and the Persian Gulf, to eastern Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Used as food and for its shell (Ref. 349). From shallow subtidal levels. Members of the family Naticidae are sand or mud-dwelling, ploughing through the substrate with their expanded foot. They are active predators, preying mainly on burrowing bivalves or gastropods (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).
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)