Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs throughout the Indo-West Pacific, extending east as far as Japan, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Conus zulu Petuch, 1979
Catalog Number: USNM 806417
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1977
Locality: Tugela River, Off Mouth Of River, Natal, South Africa, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 25 to 25
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in intertidal waters to depths of 50 m mainly occurring in sheltered bays and on reefs, in sand and muddy sand, often with seagrass and algae. Adults can grow up to 177 mm in length, although they will generally be smaller 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 throughout the Indo-West Pacific, extending east as far as Japan, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia. This species is wide ranging, has no obvious threats and appears to be relatively common, so it has been assessed as Least Concern
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Population

Population
This species is common throughout its range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major 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 within its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus betulinus

Conus betulinus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Conus betulinus Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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