Rapana bezoar (Linnaeus, 1767)
bezoar rapana
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Muricidae (purpuras, murex and rock shells)
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
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
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 22.07.09
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 18.10.17

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