Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the coast of northern Somalia at the Horn of Africa (Röckel et al. 1995), a coastline of approx 1,800 km.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a deep water species, reported to inhabit depths of about 120-150 m (Röckel et al. 1995). Adults of the species will grow to approx 41 mm although they will typically be less than this. This species has lecithotrophic larval development as inferred from its protoconch (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Veldsman, S.G.

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Justification

This species has a restricted range along the Somali coast in an area of great political instability. It is a dangerous area to visit, which may provide protection from collecting.. However, all information on this species stems from the 1990s. After this, virtually nothing is known about this species, so that further research is needed before making a more accurate conservation assessment. This species is currently listed as Data Deficient.

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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species, as it is known from no more than fifty specimens all of which were reported in the 1990s.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Somalia’s coasts are under similar threats to those being experienced in the entire Red Sea area. These being threats derived from urban developments, sewage discharges, shipping and associated spills and pollution. Untreated domestic and municipal wastes are dumped into the sea through the port facilities in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia's Red Sea coast. Other types of marine pollution resulting from agricultural growth and development may also be affecting the coastal areas of Somalia (Carbone and Accordi 2000). However, we are lacking sufficient and recent information to assess the effects of these threats on this species.

There are insufficient data to determine the abundance of this species. Political instability in much of its range makes it impossible to determine levels of offtake or changes in habitat.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is very scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, and threats 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 bondarevi

Conus bondarevi 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 bondarevi Röckel & G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1992.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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