Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs across the entire Indo-Pacific apart from the Hawaiian Islands (Röckel et al. 1995). It is present at depths between 0.5-15 m. The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the criteria for B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Adults of the species typically grow between 55-151 mm. The species is present at depths between 0.5 and 15 m. The habitat which the species occurs is on sand and rubble on reef flats. Sightings have also been reported where the species lives among weeds and under dead coral. Typically the species feeds on terebellid and other polychaetes (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 70 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 60 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.55 - 30
  Temperature range (°C): 25.015 - 28.540
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.516
  Salinity (PPS): 34.120 - 34.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.336 - 4.785
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.238
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 2.754

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.55 - 30

Temperature range (°C): 25.015 - 28.540

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.516

Salinity (PPS): 34.120 - 34.975

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.336 - 4.785

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.238

Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 2.754
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus virgo

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 virgo

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
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
Duda, T.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Tagaro, S.

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species occurs across the entire Indo-Pacific apart from the Hawaiian Islands. This species is very common in shallow waters across its wide distributional range. There are no known threats to this species. This is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in shallow waters across its wide distributional range (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is widely distributed but is present in shallow waters so there is a possibility that some fragmentation has occurred to populations due to pollution threats such as run-off around many of the major cities along the coastline. Nevertheless, this species is very widespread and therefore any pollution threats is unlikely to have an effect across the whole population. 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.
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Wikipedia

Conus virgo

Conus virgo 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, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ a b Conus virgo Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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