Gastropoda | Neritopsina
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.7 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 109264)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 32°N - 9°N, 92°E - 60°E (Ref. 83435)
Shell solid, globular, sculpture of strong spiral cords fading out on last whorl. Aperture large, inner lip with 1 to 3 white tooth-like projections, with blood red blotch, outer lip finely crenulated. Colour: shell colour yellowish mottled with red and black.
Inhabits rocky coasts in intertidal zones, usually in high-energy environments. Known to exhibit 'homing' behavior, moving in search of shelter during the day and foraging at night (Ref. 355). Members of the order Neritopsina 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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