Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical; 32°N - 18°N, 92°E - 35°E (Ref. 83435)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.5 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell of medium size, elliptical. Sculpture of alternating large and small ribs, with a riblet in the interspaces (total of 3 rib sizes) crossed by distinct concentric cords. Margin crenulated. Orifice keyhole-shaped. Distinguished from Diodoro cayenensis by much coarser sculpture and alternating large and small radial ribs. Colour: cream to grey with darker radial bands.
This species is found in cienaga facies, and coral reefs in intertidal areas and offshore. It inhabits algae, ascidians, corals, rocks, rubble, shells, sand and wood (Ref. 83934). It persists on rocky and other hard substrates, present in coral reef environments (Ref. 355). Members of the order Patellogastropoda 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 Patellogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 16 - 27.1, mean 21.8 (based on 76 cells).