Gastropoda | Littorinimorpha
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 100989). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: East and South Africa to eastern Polynesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Commonly collected in large quantities for shellcraft. Once used as a currency in Pacific and Indian Ocean countries, the shell remains as a divinatory item by some animist tribes in tropical Africa (Ref. 349). Found in shallow subtidal depths (Ref. 349); in reef areas of lagoons (Ref. 97298). Members of the family Cypraeidae are primarily carnivores (Ref. 67623).
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.2 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1526 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)