Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species only occurs in the Philippines. 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
Because of the group it belongs to, it is considered that this species is found at depths of 6-100 m (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Little else is known regarding habitat. Large individuals grow up to 50 mm, although most will grow to 40 mm. Sometimes found in mud. (Poppe and Poppe 2011).

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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is only known from the Philippines. Its taxonomic status is uncertain, and little is known regarding its population status, ecology, or potential threats. This species is currently listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data for the population of this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. Research is needed regarding its taxonomic status.
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Wikipedia

Conus blanfordianus

Conus blanfordianus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2][3]

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

The size of an adult shell varies between 22 mm and 58 mm.

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines, designated to be the type locality.[3] Reports from Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea are, most likely to be of other species.

References

  1. ^ Crosse, J. C. H., 1867. Descriptions d'espèces nouvelles. Journal de Conchyliologie, 15: 64 -68 .
  2. ^ Conus blanfordianus Crosse, 1867.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 12 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b R. M. Filmer (2011). "Taxonomic revision of the Conus spectrum, Conus stramineus and Conus collisus complexes (Gastropoda - Conidae). Part II: The Conus stramineus complex". Visaya 3 (4): 4–66.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp
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