Gastropoda | Neritopsina
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 100219)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from the Gulf of Bengal to western Polynesia; north to southern Japan and south to northern Queensland.
Locally common. Occasionally collected for food and shellcraft (Ref. 349). Maximum depth from Ref. 114677. Inhabits rocks near muddy mangrove areas (Ref. 799). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)