Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Sea, and off South East India (Röckel et al. 1995). Specimens reported from the Red Sea are Conus edwardsi (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

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 occurs in depths of around 50-130 m on mud and sand bottoms. Adults of the species are large and will grow to approx 130 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.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs in the Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Sea, and off South East India. It is locally common throughout its range and there are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is locally common throughout its range (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is particularly attractive and prized by shell collectors. Prices for shells from India are much higher than those from Thailand. 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.
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Wikipedia

Conus bengalensis

Conus bengalensis, common name the Bengal cone, 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 bengalensis (Okutani, 1968).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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