Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is occurs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific. Conus terebra terebra has a range that extends from East Africa to the Marquesas including all of the Indian Ocean from the southern limits of Madagascar, north and north-east Australia and all of southeast Asia and the Coral Triangle and east to French Polynesia but excluding Hawaii. The subspecies, Conus terebra thomasi is found in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (Röckel et al 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a wide margin.



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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 0.5 to 40 m on coral reefs, coral rubble and in fine sand that can be bound with algae. Adults of the species will grow to approx 110 mm although they will typically be less than this. This is a vermiverous species, which eats polychaetes (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 15
  Temperature range (°C): 25.420 - 25.420
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.184 - 0.184
  Salinity (PPS): 35.073 - 35.073
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.694 - 4.694
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.179 - 0.179
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.026 - 4.026

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 15
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus terebra

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 terebra

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
Kohn, A.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Poppe, G.

Contributor/s

Justification

This species is found throughout most of the tropical Indo-Pacific. Although it is uncommon throughout its range, there are no known threats. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

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

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known threats.

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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Conus terebra

Conus terebra 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 terebra Born, 1778.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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