Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 349). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa, including Madagascar, Sri Lanka and the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean, through Indonesia and Melanesia, to eastern Polynesia; north to Taiwan Province of China and southern Japan, and south to northern Queensland and the Fiji Islands.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 15.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Shell well known as the main raw material from which cameos are cut. Species abundant only at the extreme western and eastern parts of its wide range, becoming rarer in its central part, corresponding with the Southeast Asian region (Ref. 349). Most common in fairly sheltered areas, on bottoms of coarse coral sand. Shallow subtidal waters. Preys on short-spined sea urchins (Ref. 349). 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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2621 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)