ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed

RANGE: Indo-Pacific, including American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

THREATS: Overharvesting to fuel the international shell trade, habitat degradation, inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms

POPULATION TREND: Unique populations in the Philippines have declined by 80 percent; extirpated in other areas


Nautilus photo by Greg J. Barord