Overview

Brief Summary

Conus gubernator, otherwise known as the Governor Cone, is a species of sea snail. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous.

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Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the western and central Indian Ocean from Natal, South Africa and Madagascar (Kohn 1978). Also found in southern India and Sri Lanka.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in both shallow and deeper water to 60 m, living in sand, coral rubble and sandy grass. It can also occur in the low intertidal zone (in Mozambique), in sheltered muddy sand (Röckel et al. 1995, Touitou 2009). This is a fish hunting species that may grow to 106 mm but will generally be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995)

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): 3 - 51
  Temperature range (°C): 28.860 - 28.860
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.183 - 0.183
  Salinity (PPS): 34.954 - 34.954
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.476 - 4.476
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.217 - 0.217
  Silicate (umol/l): 6.017 - 6.017

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Depth range (m): 3 - 51
 
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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
Veldsman, S.G. & Peters, H.

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Justification
This species is wide ranging and occurs in the western and central Indian Ocean from Natal, South Africa and Madagascar. It is also found in Southern India and Sri Lanka and lives in a variety of habitats across the Indian Ocean. There are currently no known threats to its population. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data for this species available in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known material 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.

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Wikipedia

Conus gubernator

Conus gubernator Hwass in Bruguière, J.G., 1792

Conus gubernator 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.

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References

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