Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found mainly in New Caledonia around Nouméa, but it can also be found in the Eastern Coral sea and off Pitcairn island (Röckel and Moolenbeek 1996). The species lives at depths ranging from intertidal to 20 m (clade.ansp.org). The record from Pitcairn Island needs confirmation.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The maximum size for this species is 31 mm and it can be confused with Conus otohimeae Kuroda due to similar colouration (Röckel and Moolenbeek 1996). The species lives at depths ranging from intertidal to 20 m (clade.ansp.org). There are no habitat data available for this species.


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 19 - 65
  Temperature range (°C): 23.159 - 23.889
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.183 - 0.260
  Salinity (PPS): 35.589 - 35.631
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.812 - 4.872
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.169 - 0.176
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.448 - 1.517

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 19 - 65

Temperature range (°C): 23.159 - 23.889

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.183 - 0.260

Salinity (PPS): 35.589 - 35.631

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.812 - 4.872

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.169 - 0.176

Silicate (umol/l): 1.448 - 1.517
 
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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
Bouchet, P.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found mainly in New Caledonia around Nouméa, but it can also be found in the eastern Coral Sea and off Pitcairn Island. The species lives at depths ranging from intertidal to 20 m. The record from Pitcairn Island needs confirmation. There is limited availability of this species on the shell collectors market and specimens sell for extremely high prices (Rice 2007). Because of the lack of data on distribution, population, habitats/ecology, and possible threats, it is listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There are no population data for this species in the literature. This species is rare.

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 several marine protected areas off the coast of New Caledonia which this species could exist within (www.mpaglobal.org). However there are still large parts of the species range which is not protected. There is a proposal by the French government to establish New Caledonia as a World Heritage Site.
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Wikipedia

Conus tirardi

Conus tirardi 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 tirardi Röckel & Moolenbeek, 1996.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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