Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
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.
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)