Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 2 - 5 m (Ref. 101327). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to eastern Polynesia, not in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, nor the Gulf of Bengal; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to central Queensland and New Caledonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Frequently in the Indo-West Pacific for food and shellcraft (Ref. 349). Depth range is based on occurrence in French Polynesia (Ref. 101327); to be replaced with a better reference. Under stones and in crevices of rocky headlands exposed to strong wave action (Ref. 349). Usually found among dark rocks (Ref. 799). Mostly active at night. Mainly inhabits shallow subtidal levels. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Most cypraeids are herbivores (Ref. 113307). 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
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3363 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)