Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 384 m (Ref. 83934). Tropical; 34°N - 17°S, 97°E - 0°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
In the past identified as Charonia tritonis in the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 37.4 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell elongate, large, heavy. Spire pointed, elongate. Anterior canal very short. Varices present on last whorls. Parietal region with narrow dark brown inner lip covered by regularly spaced, spirally oriented, white, cord-like plicae. Outer lip internally with pairs of fine white teeth superimposed on square blotches of dark brown colour. Colour: cream white with brown markings, usually crescent-shaped.
This species is found shallow subtidal (Ref. 355), and on offshore coral reefs and cienaga facies, particularly on algae, boulder, coral, rock, sand and shell habitats (Ref. 83934). 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.
Leal, J.H. 2003. (Ref. 355)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.9 - 27.1, mean 23.8 (based on 157 cells).