Gastropoda | Littorinimorpha
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 349). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 5.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Collected in large quantities, for food and for the shell (Ref. 349). Abundant on sandy bottoms. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Naticidae are carnivorous prosobranchs which drill holes on their prey such as limpets, barnacles, and other molluscs, especially bivalves (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Neotaenioglossa 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
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.4 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3700 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)