Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Australia and is restricted to the Northern Territory and the north of Queensland (Röckel et al. 1995). It has a depth range from the intertidal to 10 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found under rocks to 10 m. Once mature, it can reach a size ranging from 40 to 55 mm (Röckel et al. 1995). It is found in muddy benthic habitat associated with mangroves and intertidal rocky areas.

Systems
  • Marine
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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
Morrison, H.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to Australia and is restricted to the Northern Territory and the north of Queensland. It has a restricted depth range of 0-10 m. This species is not commonly traded owing to lack of accessibility of its habitat. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. However, its range overlaps several national parks in the Northern Territory. Because of the lack of information available for this species and the lack of specimens available it is listed as Data Deficient with a need for more research concerning its distribution, population and taxonomy.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for this species. There are very few specimens collected of this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no 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. However, its range overlaps several national parks in the Northern Territory.
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Wikipedia

Conus austroviola

Conus austroviola 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. ^ Conus austroviola Röckel & Korn, 1992.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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