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Syrinx aruanus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Australian trumpet shell

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Syrinx aruanus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Turbinellidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 72.2 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99323); common length : 60.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment

Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 349)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: northern and western Australia to Irian Jaya.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Traditionally fished for its gigantic shell and edible flesh. Suffered from frequent local over collecting. Deeper populations seem to occur in the northern part of its geographical range (Ref. 349). Occurs in shallow subtidal sand flats. Feeds on sedentary polychaete worms (Ref. 349). Members of the order Neogastropoda 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown