Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 2.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 6 m (Ref. 100892)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific: from the west coast of India to eastern Polynesia; north to Japan and south to southern New South Wales and Norfolk Island; also occurring in Pitcairn and Easter Islands (subspecies pascua).
Found in upper intertidal zone and splash area of the supralittoral zone (Ref. 349). Also on rocks near high tide mark (Ref. 799). Common within pits and crevices of complex rock patches (Ref. 100891). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa 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)