Gastropoda | Lepetellida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Indo-West Pacific: from Sri Lanka to eastern Indonesia; north to southern Japan and south to Northern Territory.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Collected for its nacreous shell and edible flesh (Ref. 349). Inhabits wave exposed rocky intertidal shores. Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on rocks and coral reefs (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
): 28.6 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 272 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)