Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Ovulidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 14.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 12.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to northern New South Wales.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Mainly collected for its elegant shell (Ref. 349). Found offshore, near coral reefs; associated with soft corals (Ref. 799), particularly on large sea whips (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)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)