Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 11.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Benthic; depth range 0 - 55 m (Ref. 83435)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 26°N - 28°S, 83°E - 35°E (Ref. 83435)
Shell solid, with large last whorl and small, pointed spire. Whorls with single row of nodulose spines on periphery; spines larger on last whorl. Anterior and 'stromboid' notches present. Posterior angle of outer lip distinct, projected in posterior direction. Operculum sickle-shaped, animal with elongate foot used for leaping. Colour: variable, from yellowish to light or dark orange, interior of aperture white, anterior end dark purple.
Lives on sandy bottoms (Ref. 355). Development includes a long-lasting, planktotrophic stage (Ref. 355).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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