Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species of cone snail has an apparent disjunct distribution. It is known from South India and Sri Lanka, and also from Indonesia (Sumatra, Java and Bali) (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a considerable margin.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in shallow water to a maximum depth of about 50 m on coral reefs, often beneath coral boulders. Adults typically grow to 84 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).

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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification

This species has an apparent disjunct population, and is relatively uncommon. It is known from South India and Sri Lanka, and also from Indonesia (Sumatra, Java and Bali). However, there are no known threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is uncommon.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at the present time.
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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 abbas

Conus abbas is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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.

Description[edit]

The shell of this species is white, very finely reticulated with narrow orange-brown lines, with a broad central and often narrower upper and lower bands of darker color bearing occasional longitudinal chocolate stripes.[3]

The height of the shell is from 1.5 inches (38 mm) to 2.5 inches (64 mm).[3]

The shell is very similar to that of Conus textile, but the shell is smaller, the reticulations much smaller, the longitudinal streaks rarely apparent, and the dark bands of Conus abbas occupy about the same positions as the lightest markings of Conus textile.[3]

Distribution[edit]

  • Distribution after Tryon (1884): East Africa, Ceylon, Philippines, New Caledonia.[3]
  • Distribution after Conus Biodiversity website: from South India and Sri Lanka to Java and Bali in Indonesia.[4]
  • Madagascar[2]

Ecology[edit]

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.

References[edit]

This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.[3]

  1. ^ a b Kohn A. (2013). "Conus abbas". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Conus abbas Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Tryon G. W. (1884). Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. Volume 6. Conidae, Pleurotomidae. page 92. Plate 30, figure 12-14.
  4. ^ "Conus abbas Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.". The Conus Biodiversity website, accessed 21 March 2010.
  • 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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