Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Japan to the Philippines and Viet Nam. It is also found in Queensland, Australia. The subspecies C. a. lovellreevei occurs in S. E. India (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at 25-60 m depths (Röckel et al. 1995) and is usually caught by trawls.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Duda, T.

Reviewer/s
Tagaro, S. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs across a wide range and lives in deeper water. Although it is scarce in the market, there are no known threats at the present time. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no available information on population for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Although market indicators suggest shells of this species are scarce, it mainly occurs in deeper water below recreational scuba depths where recovery will normally result from fisheries by-catch. Its abundance is therefore likely to be affected only in areas where there is excessive dredging or bottom trawling. A number of the specimens on the website Conchology were found by being trawled by fishermen (Poppe and Poppe 2011). There are no known threats to this species.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus asiaticus

Conus asiaticus 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.

There is one subspecies: Conus asiaticus lovellreevei G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1993 (synonym: Conus lovellreevei G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1993)

Contents

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 35 mm and 52 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines and Japan and in the South China Sea along Vietnam.

References

  1. ^ a b Conus asiaticus da Motta, 1985.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.

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Conus asiaticus lovellreevei

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