Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is a wide ranging species of cone snail which can be found across the central Indian Ocean, in the West Pacific and off the Hawaiian Islands (Rockel et al. 1995). This species can be found between depths of 1-50 m, however it is more commonly found at depths of 8-20 m (Rockel et al. 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in coral reefs between 1 and 50 m deep (Duda and Kohn 2005). In the Philippines, this cone snail can be found on fringing reefs which experience strong tidal flows (Vallejo 2003).

The typical size for shells of this species is between 30 - 61 mm in length (Rockel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 68 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 67 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 6 - 15
  Temperature range (°C): 27.631 - 28.496
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.117
  Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 34.836
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.516 - 4.646
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.063 - 0.088
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 1.570

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 6 - 15

Temperature range (°C): 27.631 - 28.496

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.117

Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 34.836

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.516 - 4.646

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.063 - 0.088

Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 1.570
 
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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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found across the central Indian Ocean, in the West Pacific and off the Hawaiian Islands. It has no known threats to its population at this time. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data for this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

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

Conus moreleti

Conus moreleti 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 moreleti Crosse, 1858.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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