Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Sabah, Indonesia and the Philippines (Filmer 2001, Poppe and Poppe 2011). The EOO exceeds the threshold for criterion B1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found between 10 and 40 m on sand. It has also been found in dead barnacles in Capul at 25 m (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). The reported size range is from 17 to 24 mm (Filmer 2001, Poppe and Poppe 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
Kohn, A.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Poppe, G.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a patchy distribution in the Philippines, Sabah and Indonesia. It is uncommon throughout its range, however there are no major threats. It is currently listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is uncommon throughout its range and has a patchy distribution (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species, except where they may be provided an element of protection inside marine reserves of Indonesia and the Philippines (e.g., Palawan).
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Wikipedia

Conus empressae

Conus empressae 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 empressae Lorenz, 2001.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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