Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda
Springsteen, F.J. and F.M. Leobrera. 1986. (Ref. 821)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 821)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Philippines and Indonesia.
Shell is small with triangular outline similar to Cantharidus picturatus, but slightly broader, with somewhat convex whorls. Sculptured with fine spiral groves but without the presutural ridge of Cantharidus picturatus. The base has more widely spaced grooves and fine axial scratches in the interspaces. Aperture is ovate, nacreous silver-blue within and umbilical tooth is much reduced.
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)