Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to Hawaii and French Polynesia. In the Red Sea and Oman only the form C. c. nigropunctatus is found (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

Diagnostic Description

Description

A small, thick, broad cone, up to 4 cm, with pointed but rounded spire, and weak shoulder nodules. Colouration highly variable; usually pale to yellow cream, often with darker blotchy markings. Aperture white. Habitat: lower eulittoral, often under boulders. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997).
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Contribution à l'étude de la faune de Madagascar: Mollusca marina testacea. Faune des colonies françaises, III(fasc. 4). Société d'Editions géographiques, maritimes et coloniales: Paris. 321-636, plates IV-VII pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found intertidally to depths of 8 m. It occurs on rocky shores, reef flats, crevices, sand with or without vegetation, limestone, algal turf and coral rubble. Form C. c. nigropunctatus differs in that it is found in sand under coral reef or hidden amongst rubble or eel-grass. Form C. c. morrisoni prefers coarse sand and rubble. Both forms feed on small fishes. Adults typically grow up to a maximum of 52 mm, although they will generally be smaller than this. (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 12 - 12
  Temperature range (°C): 26.692 - 26.692
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.923 - 0.923
  Salinity (PPS): 35.037 - 35.037
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.685 - 4.685
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.122 - 0.122
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.983 - 0.983
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus catus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ATCGGTACATTGTATATTCTATTTGGAATATGATCGGGACTGGTAGGAACTGCTTTA---AGGTTGTTGATTCGTGCAGAATTAGGGCAACCTGGTGCTTTGCTTGGGGAC---GATCAGTTATATAATGTAATTGTAACGGCGCATGCCTTTGTTATAATTTTCTTTTTAGTAATGCCTATGATGATTGGGGGGTTTGGAAACTGATTGGTGCCTTTAATA---TTAGGAGCTCCAGATATAGTATTTCCTCGTTTAAATAATATGAGTTTTTGGCTTCTTCCTCCTGCACTTTTGCTTCTTTTATCCTCGGCTGCGGTAGAAAGGGGAGTAGGTACCGGATGGACTGTATATCCACCTCTTTCAGGAAATCTAGCTCATGCTGGTGGTTCCGTAGATCTT---GCGATTTTTTCTTTACACCTTGCTGGGGTATCTTCTATTTTAGGGGCGGTAAACTTTATTACTACAATCATTAACATACGGTGACAAGGAGTGAAATTTGAACGTCTTTCGTTGTTTGTGTGATCGGTAAAGATTACGGCTATCTTGCTTCTTTTATCTTTACCTGTTTTAGCTGGG---GCAATTACTATACTTTTAACTGATCGAAATTTCAATACTGCTTTTTTTGACCCCGCAGGAGG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus catus

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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to Hawaii and French Polynesia. In the Red Sea and Oman only the form C. c. nigropunctatus is found. This species is wide ranging and locally abundant throughout the Indo-Pacific. There are no major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is locally abundant throughout its range (G. T. Poppe and A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are currently no known 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 throughout its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus catus

Conus catus, common name the cat cone, 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 24 mm and 52 mm. The shell is bulbous, with a convex, striate spire. The body whorl is striate, the striae rounded, usually obsolete above, granular below, olive, chestnut-, chocolate- or pink-brown, variously marbled and flecked with white, often faintly white-banded below the middle. In the variety nigropunctatus, the shell is colored as above and encircled by series of chocolate-colored dots. [2]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean along the Aldabra Atoll, Chagos, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania and KwaZuluNatal; in the Indo-West Pacific Region.

References

  1. ^ a b Conus catus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology, vol. VI, p. 63; 1884
  • Dautzenberg, Ph. (1929). Mollusques testacés marins de Madagascar. Faune des Colonies Francaises, Tome III
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.
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