Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Potamididae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 3.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific: from India and Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea; north to Japan and south to central Queensland.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Abundant on mud flats, in brackish or supersalted fishponds. Locally, numbers of about 500 individuals per square meter can occur. Usually living in the upper bottom layer of mud which is almost liquid (Ref. 349). Detritus feeder (Ref. 751). 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 (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)