Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from Japan and New Caledonia (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 occurs from 60-70 m depth. It is most probably found in sand and mud. Adults of the species will grow to approx 24 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is known from Japan and New Caledonia. There are no data about the population of this species, and is only known from less than 10 specimens. The extreme rarity of this species in the market indicates a possible lack of abundance in the wild despite the relatively inaccessible habitat in which it lives. It demands further research. We listed this species as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
This species is only known from less than 10 specimens.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Although market indicators suggest shells of this species are extremely scarce, it only occurs in deep 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. However, the extraordinarily high prices in the market indicate reasons beyond normal scarcity for its depth and further research would be advised to determine the factors behind its possible lack of abundance.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is extremely 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 hamamotoi

Conus hamamotoi 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 hamamotoi Yoshiba & Koyama, 1984.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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