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Nerita polita   Linnaeus, 1758

Polished nerite

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neritopsina | Neritidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 109505).  Tropical; 31°N - 37°S, 23°E - 128°W

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: north to Japan, south to Australia and South Africa, west to East Africa and east to Pitcairn.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 4.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 8702)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This very common species is prized for food and for its attractive shell (Ref. 349). Depth range based on species' occurrence data in Taiwan (Ref. 109505); to be replaced with a better reference. Usually buried in sand during the day and emerging at night to graze on nearby rocks (Refs. 349, 799). Exclusively herbivorous and feeds on algae (Ref. 122680).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Neritopsina are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.3 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 2814 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown