Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Benthic; depth range 4 - 20 m (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from southern Japan to eastern Melanesia.
Generally not very abundant, this species is locally collected for food and for its large, decorative shell (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)