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  Harpa major Röding, 1798
  Family Name : Harpidae

  Taxonomic Group : Invertebrates (Mollusc)

  Common Names : Major Harp

 
Major Harp
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Sandy bottoms close to coral reefs. Moves about the sandy bottoms in search of small crabs.
      Habitats :
      Coral Reef, Marine, Sandy Shore
      Distribution :
      Indo-Pacific.
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation; collection for marine curio trade.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Shell trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Has not been seen since the early 1970s. Sites of occurrence need to be identified, some 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 :
      Endangered (EN)
  • 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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