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Cassis flammea   (Linnaeus, 1758)

flame helmet

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Cassis flammea  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cassidae

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

Benthic; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 83435).  Tropical; 32°N - 9°N, 94°E - 60°E (Ref. 83435)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.4 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)

Short description Morphology

Shell large, heavy. Spire short. Shell surface smooth, except for knobby projections on body whorl. Parietal shield large and well defined, oval. Outer lip with inner tooth-like projections. Colour: brownish cream with large patch of brown at centre of parietal shield. Outer lip entirely cream or cream-white.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

On sand bottoms near seagrass beds, at shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 355). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.3 - 28.2, mean 27.4 (based on 425 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown