Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found across the Indian Ocean except the Red Sea and coast of India, also the Pacific Ocean excluding French Polynesia and Hawaii. It is distributed from the east coast of Africa in the west, through the Indian Ocean to the Northern and Western territories of Australia and Queensland in the south. It extends to South Korea and Japan's Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku regions in the north and Western Samoa in the east (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the threshold for criterion B.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in shallow subtidal habitats on coral reefs and in reef lagoons, lagoon inter-island reefs and reef pinnacles. Conus omaria is also found in sand and rubble, under rocks in the daytime and emerging at night to feed on gastropods (Röckel et al. 1995, www.theconesnail.com). It is most common in lagoon Halimeda spp algal patches where they may also be active during the day. This species is found at depths of approximately 50 m, as shallow as 10 m in the Philippines and deep as 100 m in West Thailand. Adults typically grow to lengths of 45-85 mm (Röckel et al. 1995, www.underwaterkwaj.com).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 48
  Temperature range (°C): 25.483 - 25.483
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.189 - 0.189
  Salinity (PPS): 35.219 - 35.219
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.714 - 4.714
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.153 - 0.153
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.251 - 1.251

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Depth range (m): 1.5 - 48
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus omaria

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 omaria

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

Justification
This species is widely distributed across the Indo-Pacific and is considered to be common across its wide distribution. There are no known major threats and its range will overlap MPAs. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common across its wide range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
As an extremely widely distributed species, also protected from exploitation by its depth in many areas, there are 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.
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Wikipedia

Conus omaria

Conus omaria 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.

Contents

Description

The shell attains a length of 60 mm. The color of the shell varies from orange-brown to chocolate-color, covered by minute white spots, and overlaid by larger white triangular spots, sometimes forming bands at the shoulder, middle and base. [3]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Madagascar, the Mascarene Basin and Tanzania

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus omaria Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 92-93; 1879
  • 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

Gallery

Below are several color forms:

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