Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is only known from the holotype said to be found from the Philippines. However, it is not found there today, and the true origin of the holotype is uncertain (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Records from the northern Indian Ocean, including the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Bay of Bengal, the Red Sea and South Indonesia represent different species (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The habitat and ecology of this species are unknown, as locality data are uncertain. Reports show depth recorded at 50-100 m (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 11 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 37 - 82
  Temperature range (°C): 25.857 - 27.753
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.906 - 3.610
  Salinity (PPS): 34.279 - 35.273
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.813 - 4.660
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.147 - 0.533
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 6.556

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 37 - 82

Temperature range (°C): 25.857 - 27.753

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.906 - 3.610

Salinity (PPS): 34.279 - 35.273

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.813 - 4.660

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.147 - 0.533

Silicate (umol/l): 0.380 - 6.556
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification

This species is only known from the holotype, which is reportedly from the Philippines. Records from other localities likely represent other species. No information is available regarding its true distribution, population, ecology, or potential threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.

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Population

Population
There is no information on population levels for this species.
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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. More research is needed regarding the true distribution, population status, and ecology of this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus aculeiformis

Conus aculeiformis 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 narrow shell has an elevated spire. The length of the shell varies between 3 and 4 cm. It is encircled with equidistant punctate grooves, and flat interspaces. The color of the shell is white, with light chestnut spots and two interrupted broad bands of chestnut cloudings. [3]

The variety Conus aculeiformis var. torensis Sturany, 1904 accepted as Conus elegans G. B. Sowerby III, 1895

Distribution

References

  1. ^ R eeve, Conch. Icon., f. 240
  2. ^ a b Conus aculeiformis Reeve, 1844.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 March 2010.
  3. ^ G.W. Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI p. 75; 1886
  • 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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