Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is recently described and thought to be restricted to the Marquesas archipelago. It has a depth range of 15-250 m, however, most live specimens are collected at 50-200 m (Moolenbeek et al. 2008, P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).

There have been internet reports by some shell traders of the species being found in areas in the Philippines, such as Zamboanga, Jolo Island and Liloan, (Poppe and Poppe 2011). However, these reports are doubtful and require confirmation.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Details of habitat and ecology for this species are unknown as it is obtained by dredging and has not been observed. It has a depth range of 15-250 m, however, most live specimens are collected at 50-200 m (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).


Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Morrison, H.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Bouchet, P.

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Justification

This species is endemic to the Marquesas Islands, and is just recently described from specimens dredged. It is not believed to have any major threats, but a paucity of data means it is listed as Data Deficient.

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Population

Population
There is no information on population levels for this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are currently no known threats to this species, however, further research may be needed to establish the status.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species' depth distribution may overlap with conservation measures planned for the future.
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Wikipedia

Conus pseudimperialis

Conus pseudimperialis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus pseudimperialis Moolenbeek, Zandbergen, & Bouchet, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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