Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 1 - 37 m (Ref. 100968)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from central East Africa, to Sri Lanka; from Andaman and Nicobar Islands to eastern Melanesia; north to Japan and south to Queensland and New Caledonia.
Mainly collected for shellcraft, where the species is abundant (Ref. 349). Found on shallow waters, on weeds and sand (Ref. 799). Also occurs in shallow subtidal waters (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)