Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from central East Africa, not in the northwest Indian Ocean, to Melanesia; north to southern Japan, and south to northern Queensland.
Collected where abundant. Shell used in shellcraft (Ref. 349). Common on various shallow water bottoms, such as grassy sand flats, coral sand or dead coral. Low in the intertidal zone and shallow subtidal levels (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa 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)