Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This is a wide ranging species which occurs across the Indian Ocean from the East coast of Africa to the Indo-Pacific region, including northern Australia. This species does not occur in the Red Sea, India and Sri Lanka (Röckel et al. 1995).


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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
In the South China Sea this species occurs in coral reefs, on rock substrate, and in mangrove areas (Tan 2004). It can also occur on hard coral, rubble, and turf algae (McKenna and Allen 2003). It has been found at depths from intertidal to about 30 m in the western part of its range, and has been dredged up to 240 m in the Philippines. The species has been well studied, so that its biology is very well known (Röckel et al. 1995).

The typical size for shells of this species is between 35 - 61 mm in length (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 77
  Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 28.146
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.516 - 2.380
  Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 35.493
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 4.484
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.203 - 0.308
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.274 - 2.549

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 3 - 77

Temperature range (°C): 23.278 - 28.146

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.516 - 2.380

Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 35.493

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.230 - 4.484

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.203 - 0.308

Silicate (umol/l): 1.274 - 2.549
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus varius

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 varius

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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

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

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Justification
This is a wide ranging species which occurs across the Indian Ocean from the East coast of Africa to the Indo-Pacific region, including northern Australia. This species does not occur in the Red Sea, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs in a variety of habitats and has no known threats to its global population. It has been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available in the literature for this species. It is very widespread and very well known and abundant in parts of its range (Philippines) and less abundant in the western Indian Ocean (G. Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known material threats to this species across its wide range.
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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 varius

Conus varius 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 varius Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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