Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 821); common length : 1.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to eastern Indonesia; north to the Philippines and south to northern Queensland.
In local markets, vendors traditionally give the buyer aromatic thorns (Acacia pennata) to pry the meat out of the small shell. Also used in the shellcraft industry, to make dolls and decorative items (Ref. 349). Also found in shallow subtidal water. Occurs at the low tide mark (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)