Gastropoda | Neritopsina
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 100889)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from the Gulf of Bengal to Papua New Guinea; north to southern Japan and south to Queensland.
Collected for food and for the shell by coastal populations (Ref. 349). Depth range is based on occurrence in Mexico (Ref. 100889); to be replaced with a better reference. Common on intertidal rocks. Individuals become inactive in crevices while submerged; thus, avoiding submergence (Ref. 100888). 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)