Sipunculidea | Golfingiiformes
Environment / Climate / Range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 100 m (Ref. 1840). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmCommon length : 3.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1778)
Buried in the upper 5 cm of sandy sediments associated with seagrass beds, it inhabits discarded gastropod shells in shallow waters throughout the lagoon. Development is direct, a crawling vermiform stage hatching from egg coverings within 2 days (Ref. 1778). Buried in the upper 5 cm of sandy sediments associated with seagrass beds, it inhabits discarded gastropod shells in shallow waters throughout the lagoon (Ref. 1778).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rice, M.E., J. Pirraino, H.F. Reichard and H.M. Swain. 1995. (Ref. 1778)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models