Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 81 m (Ref. 83934). Tropical; 26°N - 9°S, 92°W - 73°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 36.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell very large, heavy, fusiform. Sculpture of 8 to 10 prominent ribs angled at shoulder, 8 to 10 on last whorl. Columella with 3 strong folds. Colour: white, internally tinged with pink or orange.
This is one of the largest gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean (Ref. 355). Maximum depth from Ref. 109264. This species is found subtidal and offshore, in coral reefs, cienaga facies and mangroves, particularly on mud, rock, sand, and seagrass habitats (Ref. 83934). Members of the order Neogastropoda 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 Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 25.9 - 28.1, mean 27.5 (based on 160 cells).