Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Japan where it is found off Hyotanse Bank, Izu-Shichito Is., Honshu (Röckel et al. 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths of around 200 m, probably in sand and/or mud. Adults may grow to 22 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
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to Japan where it is found off Hyotanse Bank, Izu-Shichito Is., Honshu. There is a very limited information on its population, habitats, and ecology. We therefore list this species as Data Deficient and we recommend further research on its population and plausible threats.
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Population

Population
There is no available information on population for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no specimens on the market which indicates a possible lack of abundance in the wild.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range and very scarce in the market and 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 scopulicola

Conus scopulicola 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 scopulicola (Okutani, 1972).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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