Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 13 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia, but apparently not in the northwest Indian Ocean, the Red Sea nor the Persian Gulf, north to southern Japan and south to southern Queensland and New Caledonia.
Collected mainly for its shell, though occasionally eaten (Ref. 349). Found on intertidal sand flats (Ref. 799). 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)