Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Muricidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 90 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Length based on occurrence record; to be replaced with better reference. Most common in moderately shallow water (Ref. 349). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)