Gastropoda | Trochida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 141 m (Ref. 109264). Tropical; 35°N - 4°S, 94°E - 38°E (Ref. 83435)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell turbinate. Sculpture of spiral rows of beads, sometimes with small spines on whorl shoulders. Colour: tan to light brown, with patches of brown, reddish brown, and cream.
On sand and shell and coral rubble, in shallow subtidal (Ref. 355). Also found in seagrass, ascidian, and algae habitats (Ref. 83934).
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.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.5 - 28, mean 26.2 (based on 294 cells).