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Heliacus variegatus   (Gmelin, 1791)

variegated sundial shell

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Heliacus variegatus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Heterostropha | Architectonicidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 14 - 33 m (Ref. 107840).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 821)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Length based on occurrence data; to be replaced with better reference. Dead shells found on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Found in soft sediment (Ref. 75764). In general, members of the family Architectonicidae are carnivores (Ref. 67623). Members of the order Heterostropha are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Heterostropha are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Springsteen, F.J. and F.M. Leobrera. 1986. (Ref. 821)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.2 - 29, mean 28 (based on 230 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)