Pareuthria plumbea (Philippi, 1844)
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Family:  Buccinidae (whelks)
Max. size:  2.4 cm DL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 90 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: Chile, Falkland and Argentina.
Biology:  It is found on rocky substrates, on or beneath rocks, in rock crevices, rocky walls and tide pools, and on brown algae (Ref. 87801), like forests of Macrocystis pyrifera (Ref. 92889). Egg masses are composed of 4 to 19 egg capsules, containing 1 to 5 embryos developing within each capsule and emerges as crawling juveniles. Egg capsules are attached to a substrate (Ref. 87801).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 12.08.11
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 24.01.13
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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