Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Australia and is restricted to Western Australia from Albany to Monte Bello Island (Röckel et al. 1995). Precise bathymetry has not been found in the literature but it is recorded as being a shallow water species as it lives in intertidal and subtidal habitats down to 30 m (Röckel et al. 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in intertidal and subtidal habitats on sand below rocks, reef platforms or on algal turf on limestone benches (Morse 1993, Röckel et al. 1995). Once mature, it can reach a size ranging from 30 mm to 48 mm. The eggs are attached under red algae or limestone rocks (Röckel et al. 1995). This species is vermivorous and feeds on polychaetes (Kohn and Almasi 1993).

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 - 8
  Temperature range (°C): 25.420 - 25.420
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.184 - 0.184
  Salinity (PPS): 35.073 - 35.073
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.694 - 4.694
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.179 - 0.179
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.026 - 4.026

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Depth range (m): 1 - 8
 
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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 endemic to Australia and is restricted to Western Australia from Albany to Monte Bello Island. Precise bathymetry has not been found in the literature but it is recorded as being a shallow water species as it lives in intertidal and subtidal habitats down to 30 m. There are no major threats known to affect this species, it is considered to be common and locally abundant, and its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
In 1991, 83 specimens of this species were gathered around Rottnest Island in the south of Western Australia (Kohn and Almasi 1993). This species is common and locally abundant (H. Morrison pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats known to affect this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. The distribution of this species overlaps several marine protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Conus dorreensis

Conus dorreensis 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 dorreensis Péron, 1807.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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