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Babylonia spirata   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Spiral babylon

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Babyloniidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 3204).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.9 cm SHH male/unsexed; (Ref. 126558)

Short description Morphology

Characterized by broad, ovately conical and moderately short shell; spire prominent and pointed; sutural canal conspicuous, wide and deep with angulate keel-like shoulder; body whorl somewhat flattened between the shoulder and above the periphery; aperture about half of shell height; umbilicus varying from wide open to completely closed. Ground colour white; blotches of varying shapes and sizes that are generally arranged in spiral bands, ranging from pinkish-orange to dark brown; periostracum thin, brown.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 799. Found on mud, fine sand and shell substrates (Refs. 3204, 126558). Also found amongst seagrass bed during the evening low spring tide (Ref. 126558).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

This species is a non-broadcast spawner. Life cycle does not include trocophore stage. Also Ref. 833.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

The Academy of Natural Sciences. 2006. (Ref. 3204)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource |

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 29.2, mean 28.3 (based on 1574 cells).