Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the Red Sea. A separate population has also been reported off Libya in the Mediterranean Sea (Röckel et al. 1995). However, for the moment, the occurrence off Libya is questionable (G. Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).

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

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a shallow water species. Adults of the species will grow to approx 69 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995). More typically, its size ranges from 30-60 mm (S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011). The depth range is not known, but it has been recorded at extreme low tide in Djibouti.

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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

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

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Justification

This species is found throughout the Red Sea and there are no current known threats, although there may be localised effects of pollution, etc. affecting the species in shallower water. It has therefore been listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species, although it is not thought to be abundant (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 2011).
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at the present time. Localized threats may affect the species where it occurs in shallow water (pollution etc), but the Red Sea also offers protection from collection because of its protected status (S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. Red Sea protection means there is no or little collecting currently going on in the area.
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Wikipedia

Conus fumigatus

Conus fumigatus 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 fumigatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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