Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 349). Tropical; 35°N - 34°S, 30°E - 138°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 16.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 9.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Commonly collected for food in many parts of the area, mainly in the shallow water zone. Shell used for shellcraft. Due to frequent over collecting and destruction of the coral reef environment by dynamite fishers, this species may be nearly extinct locally or confined to the deeper part of its habitat (to depths over 10 m) (Ref. 349). Usually on branched corals, often nearby seaweeds. Active during the day (Ref. 349). Omnivore (Ref. 112158). In general, cowries are observed to feed on sponges, live gastropods, seaweed, and carrion (Ref. 112163). 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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.7 (based on 2229 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)