Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has only been recently described and is endemic to the the Marquesas. It has been found alive in depths of 200-350 m (Moolenbeek et al. 2008, P. Bouchet pers. comm 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Details of habitat and ecology for this species are unknown as it is obtained by dredging and has not been observed. It has been found from 200 to 350 m depth.


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
Bouchet, P.

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

Contributor/s

Justification

This species is endemic to the Marquesas Islands, and is just recently described from specimens dredged from depth. It is not believed to have any major threats, however owing to paucity of data it is listed as Data Deficient.

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Population

Population
There are no recordings for population levels for this species in the literature. Dredge hauls contained up to 6 individuals, and it may indicate that it is only moderately common (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place for the protection of this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus pepeiu

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

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. ^ Moolenbeek, Zandbergen & Bouchet (2008). Vita Malacologica 6 : 19-34. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ Conus pepeiu Moolenbeek, Zandbergen & Bouchet, 2008.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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