Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 349). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan, and south to northern Queensland and New Caledonia. Apparently rare in Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 28.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Collected for food and for the large, heavy shell in many areas. Mature shell is traditionally used as a trumpet when the tip of the spire is cut off (Ref. 349). Common on inner reef flats and in shallow water near rocky areas, but frequent also offshore. Occurs at the low tide mark. Fasciolariidae are active predators, feeding on tube worms, vermetid and other molluscs (Ref. 349).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.1 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 1234 cells).
Low vulnerability (18 of 100)