Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 349), usually 5 - 10 m (Ref. 349). Tropical; 38°N - 37°S, 30°E - 89°W
Indo-Pacific: from Natal (South Africa), East Africa, Red Sea (Sudan and Egypt), to India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to Pitcairn and as far east to Galapagos Islands, north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to Australia and New Zealand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)
Caught in trawl nets or in fish traps (Ref. 349). Maximum depth from Ref. 105535. Intertidal to subtidal (Ref. 106232). On fine (Ref. 105535) sandy bottoms (Ref. 349) and on coral reefs (Ref. 106681). Dead shells rarely found on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Feeds on holothurians on reef flats (Ref. 106232). 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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 24.2 - 29.2, mean 28.3 (based on 3584 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)