Gastropoda | Trochida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 75835). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 10.0 cm ShH male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
One of the most frequently collected species of turban shells in the tropical Southwest Pacific. Mainly used as food, but the shell serves also for making buttons (Ref. 349). Found in coral reef areas, in moderately exposed habitats and in lagoons and atolls (Ref. 349). Found in intertidal to 30 m, 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. 127697)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3353 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).