Gastropoda | Archaeogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 349). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa to eastern Indonesia; north to the Philippines and south to northern Queensland.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.0 cm SHD male/unsexed; (Ref. 821); common length : 1.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
In local markets, vendors traditionally give the buyer aromatic thorns (Acacia pennata) to pry the meat out of the small shell. Also used in the shellcraft industry, to make dolls and decorative items (Ref. 349). Also found in shallow subtidal water. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 3214 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)