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Vexilla vexillum   (Gmelin, 1791)

vexillate jopas

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Vexilla vexillum   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Muricidae | Rapaninae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 2.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Often collected for its brightly coloured shell. Used also as food in Indochinese countries (Ref. 349). Inhabits shallow subtidal waters. Lives parasitically on sea urchins on which they feed by protruding a long snout between the spines. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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References
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