The EOO, AOO, and number of locations for this species exceed the criteria for B1, B2, and D2 classification.
Habitat and Ecology
This cone snail feeds on fish and molluscs and is preyed upon by skates and sting rays (Duda and Palumbi 2001). Much less is known of the ecology of C. b. pongo. They occur in shallower depths of the range.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.
Depth range (m): 71 - 71
Temperature range (°C): 23.159 - 23.159
Nitrate (umol/L): 0.260 - 0.260
Salinity (PPS): 35.631 - 35.631
Oxygen (ml/l): 4.812 - 4.812
Phosphate (umol/l): 0.176 - 0.176
Silicate (umol/l): 1.448 - 1.448
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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Conus bullatus
There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen. Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus bullatus
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The size of an adult shell varies between 42 mm and 82 mm. The thin shell is inflated and grooved below. The color of the shell is white, clouded with orange-red and chestnut, forming two ill-defined bands, with indistinct revolving rows of white and chestnut articulations. The aperture is pink.
- 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