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Babylonia formosae   (G.B. Sowerby II, 1866)

formosan babylon
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Buccinidae
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Main reference
Sabelli, B. and H.S. Feinberg (eds.). 1879. (Ref. 360)
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Size / Weight / Age
Common length : 5.1 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 360)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Short description
Shell: thin, light but not very fragile, spire, moderately high, elongated oval in appearance, convex whorls, with markedly caniculated suture; swelling at the base of the shell around the umbilicus; oval aperture has a tapered outer lip and an inner lip that has a callus confined to the posterior half, which covers part of the ventral surface of the last whorl; no sculpture, smooth and glossy surface; cream-colored base, darkish-brown spots in spiral rows arranged as axially broken bands; thin dark-brown periostracum covers the surface; operculum is horny, light chestnut with an apical nucleus. Body: well-developed foot, head has two tentacles with an eye at the base of each and one long retractile proboscis; mantle has a very long siphon; mantle cavity contains the gill, osphradium and in males the penis, behind the right tentacle; radula is rachioglossan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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