Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India and Indonesia, and in the Pacific including Japan, Australia, the Philippines and Fiji (Röckel et al. 1995).

This species EOO, AOO and number of locations exceeds the thresholds for B1, B2 and D2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths to 25 m (Poppe and Poppe 2011) on sandy mud substrate sometimes containing vegetation. The maximum size for shells of this species is around 135 mm in length (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 is found in the Indian Ocean off the coast of India and Indonesia, and in the Pacific including Japan, Australia, the Philippines and Fiji. This species is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific and is locally common. There are no known threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is locally abundant on sandy mud bottoms (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. It probably occurs in marine protected areas in some parts of its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus figulinus

Conus figulinus, common name the fig cone, is a cone snail, 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 135 mm. The shell has a chestnut color, encircled by numerous, unbroken, narrow chocolate lines. The spire is chocolate-colored. The body whorl is occasionally narrowly light-banded in the middle.[2]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean along Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin, Mauritius and Tanzania; in the Indo-West Pacific.

References

  1. ^ a b Conus figulinus Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 22 July 2011.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 16; 1879
  • Drivas, J. & M. Jay (1988). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'île Maurice
  • 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 4, 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp
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