Pugilina ternatana (Gmelin, 1791)
ternate melongena
Pugilina ternatana
photo by FAO

Family:  Melongenidae (Melongenas)
Max. size:  15 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 10 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: probably from the Andaman Sea to eastern Indonesia; north to Japan and south to Indonesia.
Biology:  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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 19.04.06
Modified by: Parducho, Vina Angelica - 20.03.15

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