Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The full distribution of this species is currently unknown. The current known area in which it occurs is the Sandravinany region in southeastern Madagascar (www.schnr-specimen-shells.com).

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The habitats occupied by this species are currently unknown. It is thought to occur at 1-20 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
Veldsman, S.G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has been assessed as Data Deficient based on the taxonomic uncertainty surrounding this species. It was only recently described and is only known from a single beached specimen. Further taxonomic research is paramount to establish the taxonomic status of this species.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for this species in the literature, as the species is only known from a single beached specimen and its taxonomic validity is uncertain.







Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Because this species has only recently been described there is insufficient information on which to base an assessment.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are insufficient data on which to base an assessment for this species. Most importantly, research is required to establish the taxonomic placement of this species and assess whether it is in fact a valid species. If validated, further research would be appropriate into distribution, habitats, and threats in order to allow a Red List assessment other than Data Deficient in the future.
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Wikipedia

Conus biancae

Conus biancae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. [1][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

This species is found off Madagascar, in Africa.

References

  1. ^ Conus biancae Bozzetti, 2010.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 8 December 2010.
  2. ^ Bozzetti L. (2010) Conus biancae (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia: Conidae) a new species from Southern Madagascar. Malacologia Mostra Mondiale 66: 15-16.
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