Gastropoda | Patellogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 100949). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Regularly collected for food and shellcraft in many countries of the Indo-West Pacific area (Ref. 349). Among rocks and under stones, in rocky shores. Also found in shallow subtidal depths. Sometimes very common (Ref. 349). Feeds on epilithic algae by grazing (Ref. 85382). Found in intertidal, on rocks (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
): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 2592 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)