Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 10 - 600 m (Ref. 87801). Tropical; 29°S - 54°S, 77°W - 46°W (Ref. 83435)
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 21.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
In shallow water near the shore, inhabiting mixed gravel and sand bottoms, (Ref. 106093). It is found on rocky bottoms with cobbles and shells from depths of 10 to 600 m (Ref. 87801). Infaunal (Ref. 106093). Usually carries on its shell the anemone Antholoba achates, which also lives attached to hard substrates within the same area. Feeds mainly on bivalves and secondarily on gastropods (Ref. 106092). Captures live prey by tightly engulfing it with the foot (Ref. 106093). The spawn consists of a single large ovate egg which is attached to the substrate. There are 2 to 8 embryos that develop within the capsule and it emerges as crawling juveniles. Direct development (Ref. 87801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The spawn consists of a single large ovate egg which is attached to the substrate. There are 2 to 8 embryos that develop within the capsule and it emerges as crawling juveniles. Direct development.
Rosenberg, G. 2009. (Ref. 83435)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.5 - 10.5, mean 6.7 (based on 324 cells).