Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known only from Fiji and Tonga (Röckel et al. 1995). Living specimens have been collected at depths of 80-120 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Few individuals of this species have been recorded. Those that have were found living at depths between 80 and 120 m on soft bottom substrate. The largest recorded adult of the species is approx 21 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
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Bouchet, P.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Morrison, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is known only from Fiji and Tonga. Living specimens have been collected at depths of 80-120 m. All specimens of this species were obtained during scientific surveys, none has been made available for commercial trade. Because of its inaccessibility it is unlikely to be available in the specimen shell trade in the future. There are no major threats known to affect this species, and its natural inaccessibility provides protection. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data in the literature concerning populations. It occurs sporadically but can be locally common.

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 this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus fijiensis

Conus fijiensis 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Conus fijiensis Moolenbeek, Röckel & Bouchet, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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