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Talparia talpa   (Linnaeus, 1758)

mole cowrie

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Talparia talpa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The unusual beauty of its contrasted colour pattern makes the shell a favourite of many collectors (Ref. 349). Under slabs or in large coral heads, either on the external slope or in protected areas of the reef. Egg capsules densely laid in a big cluster about as wide as the length of the adult shell (Ref. 349). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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