Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
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 - 30 m (Ref. 101024)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to eastern Melanesia; north to Japan and south to southern Queensland and New Caledonia.
Mainly collected for its shell; common (Ref. 349). Minimum depth assumed from its ecology. On dark sands at night (Ref. 799). Burrows in sand flats. Shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349). In general, members of the family Olividae are carnivores (Ref. 67623). Members of the order Neogastropoda 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)