Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This shallow-water species occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean including the coast of East Africa, and Madagascar and the surrounding islands (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO, and number of locations for this species exceeds the criteria for B1, B2, and D2 classification.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on coral rubble, among seaweed, and in algae encrusted crevices. Typical size for shells of this species is between 50-93 mm in length (Röckel et al. 1995). The species occupies cryptic habitat, and this habitat is not continuously found along the coast; the depth profile of this species is shallow water, from 3-12 m (G. Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).

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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

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

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Justification
This shallow-water species occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean including the coast of East Africa, and Madagascar and the surrounding islands. This species has no known threats to its population. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for this species in the literature. The species is never common (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 2011).

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 conservation actions currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus violaceus

Conus violaceus 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 violaceus Gmelin, 1791.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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