Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This recently described species (2008) is endemic to the Marquesas Islands where it is only known to occur of Nuka Hiva, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Motu One, Ua Huka and Ua Pou (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011). It was collected alive from 90-120 m and dead shells were found from 200-300 m (Moolenbeek et al. 2008).
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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. The largest specimens collected measured at 22 mm (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).


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
Bouchet, P.

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M.B. & Peters, H.

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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, and is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
There are currently no data in the literature concerning population. However, there were dredge hauls that contained up to seven individuals which may indicate that it is relatively common (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known to affect this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place for the protection of this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus hivanus

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