Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Shark Bay, Western Australia south to South Australia, Victoria, and the north and east coast of Tazmania, as far south as Hobart and north to the Queensland border. It is also found on Lord Howe Island. This species is intertidal to 130 m (H. Morrison pers. comm, 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found between 0 and 130 m on reefs, rock platforms, sand bottoms, rock rubbles, under rocks, boulders or among seagrass. It feeds mostly on polychaetes. The eggs are attached under rocks, corals or other kinds of hard substrate. Once mature it can reach a size ranging from 30 to 93 mm (Röckel et al. 1995; Kohn 2003).


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4.5 - 256
  Temperature range (°C): 12.404 - 14.808
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.643 - 10.062
  Salinity (PPS): 35.153 - 35.501
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.038 - 5.538
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.231 - 0.700
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.103 - 2.154

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 4.5 - 256

Temperature range (°C): 12.404 - 14.808

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.643 - 10.062

Salinity (PPS): 35.153 - 35.501

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.038 - 5.538

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.231 - 0.700

Silicate (umol/l): 1.103 - 2.154
 
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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
Morrison, H.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Wells, F.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found from Shark Bay, Western Australia, south to South Australia, Victoria, and the north and east coast of Tasmania; as far south as Hobart and north to the Queensland border. It is also found on Lord Howe Island. This species is intertidal to 130 m. As a species in general there are no specific threats to it. However, isolated populations or forms may have specific concerns. The distribution overlaps several marine protected areas in Australia. There is a need for more resolution and research on taxonomy as this may greatly impact the need for conservation focus on specific populations. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population

The density of this species has been estimated at three sites around the Dampier Archipelago in the north-west of Australia at Watering Cove, Cleaverville and Gnoorea Point providing estimated densities up to 2.6 individuals/10 m2 (Kohn 2003). However, owing to its wide distribution this is unlikely to be representative of their species globally.

It is abundant in some locations.


Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
As a species in general there are no specific threats to it. However, isolated populations or forms may have specific concerns.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The distribution of this species overlaps several marine protected areas in Australia.
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Wikipedia

Conus anemone

Conus anemone 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

Distribution

References

  1. ^ a b Conus anemone Lamarck, 1810.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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