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Nerita versicolor   Gmelin, 1791

plicate nerite

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neritopsina | Neritidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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; freshwater; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 83435)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 32°N - 9°N, 90°E - 60°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Western Central Atlantic.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Used as food by coastal populations of oceanic islands in the West Pacific (Ref. 349). Very common in the upper part of shores, often in crevices and pits of rock benches, or on branches of littoral trees overhanging the water. Moves up and down the shore in correlation with the prevailing high water level of the tide and can withstand heat and desiccation for long periods (Ref. 349). Nocturnal. Grazes on surface film of very fine marl particles, detritus, algae, flagellates, diatoms and nematodes (Ref. 96894). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)