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  Umbonium vestiarium (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Family Name : Trochidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Common Button Top

 
Common Button Top
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Sandy bottom with some mud in the intertidal zone. Occurs in dense concentrations; the individuals are usually very active.
      Habitats :
      Marine
      Distribution :
      Indo-West Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat loss and degradation.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Used in the shell trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Highly abundant in the 1960s, populations have declined drastically. Some sites need to be designated as nature areas or marine protected areas, and legislation to protect marine life from over-collecting needs to be instituted.
  • Status
    • Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Vulnerable (VU)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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