Gastropoda | Neogastropoda
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthic; depth range 0 - 44 m (Ref. 83435). Tropical; 23°N - 6°N, 93°E - 53°E (Ref. 83435)
Western Central Atlantic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 18.2 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 355)
Shell thick, pear-shaped, with large body whorl. Spire short, last few whorls bear single or double rows of spines. Suture deeply channelled. Anterior canal short and broad. Base of shell sometimes with a row of smaller, blunt spines. Colour: purplish brown, light grey, or white, with bluish, brownish or greyish bands.
Inhabits coastal lagoons, mangroves, river estuaries, and other low-salinity environments (Ref. 355). 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. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.4 - 28.2, mean 27.6 (based on 110 cells).