Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 538 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 37°N - 4°N, 97°E - 51°E (Ref. 83435)
Southeast Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 8.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell solid, elongate. Shell sculpture of fine spiral lines with weak axial growth lines. Last whorls sometimes with nodules on shoulder. Colour: variable, light grey, yellowish, or tan, usually mottled or checkered with darker brown, greyish, or orange marks.
On all kinds of hard substrates, intertidal to subtidal. Diet: oyster and mussel beds (Ref. 355). Common on subtidal rocks (Ref. 438 and 417). The species displays poecilogonony as its reproductive strategy (Ref. 99837).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
The species displays poecilogonony as its reproductive strategy.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 13.7 - 25.4, mean 18 (based on 252 cells).