Mauritia depressa   (Gray, 1824)

depressed cowrie

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to eastern Polynesia; absent from Australia, apart from some oceanic coral reefs off northwest Australia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Locally collected for food or for its shell (Ref. 349). Inhabits rather rough waters, under slabs and stones or in hollow corals near the wave swept edge. Active at night on algal crests and rock platforms. Also found in shallow subtidal zones (Ref. 349).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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