Gastropoda | Thecosomata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 1234 m (Ref. 83435). Subtropical
Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.7 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435)
Epipelagic (Ref. 108717). Dead shells frequently washed up on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Members of the family Cavoliniidae use mucus feeding to collect particles from surrounding waters (Ref. 108718). Feeds on plants (Ref. 108717). Suspension feeder (Ref. 109264). Members of the order Thecosomata are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites (Ref. 102997).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Thecosomata are mostly simultaneous hermaphrodites.
Rottman, M. 1978. (Ref. 3702)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 8.1 - 20.3, mean 12.4 (based on 864 cells).