Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 349). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 36.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 22.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Frequently collected in the area for food and for the shell which is traditionally used as a decorative item in many parts, or as container for liquids by the natives of the South Seas (Ref. 349). Live in colonies. During periods of activity, lift their shell straight up to move forward, then drop it down. Often partially buried below the surface of sand when inactive or during feeding. Preys on the crown-of-thorns Acanthaster planci, which is recently responsible for the devastation of many coral reefs (Ref. 349). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3285 cells).
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)