Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the entire Indo-Pacific (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and locations exceed the thresholds required by criteria B1 and B2.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

A small, solid cone up to 5 cm, with flattish spire, rounded shoulders and several spiral ridges around base of body whorl. Colour brownish-orange with white blotches on shoulders and an interrupted band of white dots encircling the centre of the body whorl. Aperture pale purple. Habitat: lower eulittoral, on sand or in crevices. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. (Richmond, 1997)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on intertidal benches and subtidal reef platforms (Röckel et al. 1995), up to 35 m (G. T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011) deep. In this habitat it occupies exposed and sheltered sites. On intertidal benches, it is found on limestone with or without algal turf and in pockets or patches of sand sometimes with sparse vegetation, hiding beneath rocks or corals. Where this species occupies subtidal flats, it lives on bare limestone, limestone with algal turf, coral rubble, dead coral, beach rock with or without sand, in rubble mixed with sand and in pure sand bottom often beneath coral rocks. It is also reported from gravel bottom and from crevices. This species probably feeds exclusively on polychaete worms, such as Eunicidae to Nereidae. Adults of this species are typically between 30-63 mm in length (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 36 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 35 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 17
  Temperature range (°C): 23.617 - 28.496
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.439
  Salinity (PPS): 34.174 - 35.837
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.347 - 4.895
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.075 - 0.264
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.882

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 17

Temperature range (°C): 23.617 - 28.496

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.033 - 0.439

Salinity (PPS): 34.174 - 35.837

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.347 - 4.895

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.075 - 0.264

Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.882
 
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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.

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Justification
This species is found across the Indo-Pacific where it is common in shallow water in parts of its range. There are no known major threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in 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 and there are currently no known major threats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. It may overlap several marine protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Conus rattus

Conus rattus, common name the rat 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

Mean size 12.3 mm. Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -6,737 meters (0 to -22,103 feet).

Distribution

References

  1. ^ a b Conus rattus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.

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