Lyncina vitellus   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pacific deer cowrie

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae
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Main reference
Heiman, E. 2007. (Ref. 8761)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 7.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 349)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in shallow water, under coral slabs and stones, or among seaweeds, sometimes half-buried in sand. Egg capsules laid in a cluster about 6.5 cm across (Ref. 349). Members of the super group Prosobranchia are gonochoric (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown