Cypraea erosa   Linnaeus, 1758

eroded cowrie

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: South and East Africa to eastern Polynesia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 7.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 4.5 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected mainly for its shell, sometimes also for food (Ref. 349). Abundant either in quiet or moderately high-energy environments. Usually occurring under stones and coral slabs or on the underside of rocks, sometimes on algal crests of reefs. Also found on subtidal zones in shallow waters. Dead shells occasionally washed up on the beaches (Ref. 88739). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.9 - 29, mean 28 (based on 1136 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown