Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 38°N - 30°S, 42°E - 168°W
Indo-Pacific: from Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Christmas Island, to the entire Southeast Asia and Australia, east to American Samoa, and north to Japan and China.
Abundant in rocky shore habitats. Also found in shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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)