Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the entire Indo-Pacific region: from the East coast of Africa through the Red Sea and coast of India, to French Polynesia (Röckel et al. 1995, Appeltans et al. 2011).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations far exceed the criteria for B.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occupies at depths of 1-25 m in silty sand or seaward reef caves near patches of silty sand: they can also be found on lagoon pinnacles and lagoon inter-island reefs. This species is reported to be molluscivorous but has a vermivorous type radular tooth and burrows during the day, emerging at night to hunt (Röckel et al. 1995, Johnson and Johnson 1999). Adults of this species typically grow to lengths of between 45 and 90 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 17
  Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 26.803
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.090
  Salinity (PPS): 34.975 - 34.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.666 - 4.666
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.131
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 1.005

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 17
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus nussatella

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus nussatella

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widely distributed across the Indo-Pacific. It is considered to be common across its wide distribution. There are no known major threats to this species. This species will be found in marine protected areas across its range. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common across its wide distributional range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is extremely widely distributed and there are no known major threats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. This species will be found in marine protected areas across its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus nussatella

Conus nussatella, common name the Nussatella cone, 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 35 mm and 95 mm. The heavy shell is closely striated, the striae minutely granular. The spire is short but acuminate. The color of the shell is yellowish white, clouded irregularly with orange-brown or light purple-brown blotches, with numerous chestnut spots on the striae.[3]

Distribution

This species is found in the sublittoral zone of the Red Sea and the entire Indo-Pacific Region.

References

  1. ^ Linnaeus, C., 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, 10th ed.
  2. ^ a b Conus nussatella Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI p. 80; 1884

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