Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 20 - 30 m (Ref. 106216). Temperate; 50°N - 30°N, 11°W - 18°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Portugal, Strait of Gibraltar, Mediterranean in Andalucia, Alboran Sea to Malta, to the deep waters of the North African coast.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Found in shallow and protected areas of up to 10 m deep in an estuary (Ref. 122253). Occurs in soft bottoms (Ref. 96488), in fine sands (Ref. 122262). Also found on Zostera marina beds (Ref. 96488).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Gaspar, M.B., M.D. Dias, A. Campos, C.C. Monteiro, M.N. Santos, A. Chicharo and L. Chicharo. 2001. (Ref. 2714)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 14 - 18.4, mean 16.3 (based on 10 cells).