Janthina umbilicata d'Orbigny, 1841
small violet snail
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Family:  Janthinidae ()
Max. size:  0.95 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 0 m
Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Living adult and young were rarely and at certain times frequently washed up on the beaches, respectively (Ref. 88739). Pelagic (Ref. 109264). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 12.08.11
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 01.12.16
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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