Gastropoda | Lepetellida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 105490). Subtropical; 4°S - 41°S, 82°W - 68°W
Southeast Pacific: from Chiclayo (Peru) to Rio Bio-bio (Chile).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Occurs from rocky shore of intertidal and subtidal zones (Ref. 105479). Specifically in lowermost intertidal zone in partially protected areas, exposed on the upper surfaces of rocks (Ref. 105490). Associated with kelp beds (Ref. 92519). In general, members of Fissurellinae are reported to be herbivorous, feeding mainly on algae while others are omnivorous, consuming sponges and detrital matter (Ref. 105343). Herbivore but reported to incidentally ingest small mollusks from substrate during grazing activities (Ref. 105486).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Patellogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.
Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura. 2011. (Ref. 90098)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 14.8 - 20.6, mean 20 (based on 59 cells).