Trochus histrio Reeve, 1848
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Family:  Trochidae (top shells), subfamily: Trochinae
Max. size:  5 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific.
Biology:  Inhabits intertidal and shallow sublittoral zones (Ref. 98879), on rocks approaching reefs (Ref. 799). Members of the order Archaeogastropoda 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 05.03.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 25.03.15

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