Canarium maculatum (Sowerby, 1842)
spotted stromb
Canarium maculatum
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Strombidae (conchs)
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Environment:  benthic; marine
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Tropical and subtropical.
Biology:  In tide pools on sand, which is often bound together by algae forming a thin mat-like covering of the hard substrate (Ref. 87884). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 07.03.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 29.06.16

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