Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species of cone snail occurs in two distinct subspecies: (1) Conus araneosus araneosus in Sri Lanka and South East India; (2) Conus araneosus nicobaricus in the Moluccas and the Philippines and possibly in the Nicobar and the Andaman Islands (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a considerable margin.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to occur intertidally to 20 m, on limestone and sandy substrata. Adults of the species grow to approximately 100 mm although they 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
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Kohn, A.

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

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Justification

This species of cone snail occurs in two distinct subspecies: (1) Conus araneosus araneosus in Sri Lanka and South East India; (2) Conus araneosus nicobaricus in the Moluccas and the Philippines and possibly in the Nicobar and the Andaman Islands. It is locally common and there are no known threats. It is currently listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is locally common in South India (Kohn pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus araneosus

Conus araneosus, common name the cobweb cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.[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

The size of an adult shell varies between 48 mm and 100mm. The shell is very closely reticulated with white and light chestnut, the white spots crowded and irregular in size, the chestnut lines forming two interrupted, irregular bands. [2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Indian Ocean along Tanzania, in the Indian Ocean along India and Sri Lanka and in the Pacific Ocean along the Philippines and Indonesia.

Ecology

References

  1. ^ a b Conus araneosus sensu Lightfoot, 1786 .  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology, vol. VI; 1884
  • Spry, J.F. (1961). The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Gastropods. Tanganyika Notes and Records 56
  • 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.
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