Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This recently described species occurs in the Red Sea along the coast of Egypt. The type locality is south of Quseir (Delsaerdt 1998).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There is currently no information available on the habitat and ecology of the species, including depth information. Very little is known apart from its description.

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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Veldsman, S.G.

Contributor/s

Justification
This recently described species occurs in the Red Sea along the coast of Egypt. The type locality is south of Quseir. This species is only known from its description and nothing is known about its ecology and habitat, including the depths at which it occurs. As such, the possible effects of threat processes cannot be determined, so that until further information becomes available the species can only be considered to be Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Prior to 1970, the coasts surrounding the Red Sea lacked any large settlements but small-scale tourism aimed primarily at divers and backpackers was promoted and since then, the attractions of scuba diving and snorkelling - coupled with the Red Sea’s proximity to Europe - have expanded traditional Bedouin villages into major tourist resorts (Hawkins and Roberts 1996). The increase in tourism has therefore brought about an increase in coastal developments and damage to reefs through trampling. Coasts within the Red Sea are also under threats derived from urban developments, sewage discharges, shipping and associated spills and pollution. Other types of marine pollution resulting from agricultural growth and development may also be affecting coastal areas (UNEP 1997).

However, very little is currently known about this species apart from its description, so that it is impossible to assess the impacts of threats.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range and very little is known about it so that it would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus wilsi

Conus wilsi 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 wilsi Delsaerdt, 1998.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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