Gastropoda | Lepetellida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 1 - 56 m (Ref. 100948). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Actively collected for its edible flesh and nacreous shell (Ref. 349). Attached to corals or under rock ledges. Also found in shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349). Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on rocks and coral (Ref. 75835).
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.
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
): 24.6 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1112 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)