Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from Japan south to the Philippines (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 in deep water; specimens have been trawled from 50 to 350 m (Poppe and Poppe 2011) where it probably lives on sand and/or mud. Adults may grow to approximately 37 mm but 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
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species is widely distributed from Japan to the Philippines. It is very common in deeper water in parts of its range. There are no known threats to this species at the present time. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in deepwater in the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
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Threats

Major Threats
Despite its deep-water habitat where specimens are dependent on fisheries by-catch, market indicators suggest this species is abundant. There are no known major threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species 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 spirofilis

Conus spirofilis 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. ^ a b Conus spirofilis Habe & Kosuge, 1970.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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