Pleuroploca trapezium   (Linnaeus, 1758)

trapezium horse conch

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Pleuroploca trapezium   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS

Classification
Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Fasciolariidae
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Main reference
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 28.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Environment
Benthic; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 349)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: from East Africa, to Melanesia; north to Japan, and south to northern Queensland and New Caledonia. Apparently rare in Australia.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected for food and for the large, heavy shell in many areas. Mature shell is traditionally used as a trumpet when the tip of the spire is cut off (Ref. 349). Common on inner reef flats and in shallow water near rocky areas, but frequent also offshore. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349).

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 (18 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown