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Scutellastra flexuosa   (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)

star-shaped limpet

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda | Patellidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Benthic; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 101209).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The common species is collected for food by coastal people in many parts of the area (Ref. 349). Inhabits rocky and coral-rock bottoms, or on stones and larger shells. Also found in shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349). Members of the family Patellidae graze on encrusting lichens and algae, or scrape tissue from kelp (Ref. 349). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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).

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

Members of the order Archaeogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.3 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 1014 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High