Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 13.0 cm SHW male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHW male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 250 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, to eastern Indonesia; north to the Philippines and south to southern Indonesia.
Occasionally collected in shrimp trawls. Shell used in shellcraft (Ref. 349). On the bottoms of the continental shelf and upper slope. Also from shallow subtidal waters (Ref. 349). Members of the family Xenophoridae feed directly on sediments (Ref. 107881), collecting tiny detritus (Ref. 349) and foraminiferans (Ref. 104247). 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)