Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species inhabits much of the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Hawaii. However, it is absent from the Red Sea and the waters surrounding India, i.e. the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 3-40 m on coral reef, sand and in caves. Adults can grow up to 69 mm in length, although they will generally be smaller than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species inhabits much of the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Hawaii. However, it is absent from the Red Sea and the waters surrounding India, i.e. the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Although this species is not common, it has a very wide distribution and there are no known threats. It has been assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is uncommon throughout its vast range, although it may be more common in East Africa (G. Poppe and A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011). It is is rarely collected live (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures for this species at present. It probably occurs in marine protected areas within its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus auricomus

Conus auricomus 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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