Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.5 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Benthic; depth range 7 - 18 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 21°N - 19°N, 92°E - 90°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Central Atlantic: Mexico.
Shell left-handed (or sinistral, coiling to left), heavy, with flattened spire. Shell shoulders with small knobs. Colour: tan, shells under 18 cm have axial brown streaks.
Very common on mud flats and protected bay waters (Ref. 355). 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)
Threat to humans
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