Gastropoda | Neritopsina
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 100959)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from East and South Africa, to eastern Polynesia; north to southern Japan, and south to southern Queensland and New Caledonia.
Collected where common, for food and shellcraft, in many localities of the whole Indo-West Pacific (Ref. 349). Found in protected areas (Ref. 349). Common in intertidal rocks (Ref. 2925). 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)