Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Christmas Island population: This subpopulation should be considered as vulnerable as there are few known specimens and there is a phosphate mine on the island with significant potential for pollution; the mine has been there for some time and the main bay of Chrsitmas Island has already been dramatically affected as this is the loading point for phosphate and only 4 km from the site of the cone snail population. There are no other threats as it is a deepwater species and generally inaccessible (H. Morrison pers. comm. 2011).
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