Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs throughout the Indo-Pacific in an area ranging from the east coast of Africa to the west coast of Central America. This area excludes the Red Sea and Easter Island. (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 on intertidal benches and sometimes on subtidal reef platforms. It is found on sand, rock, reef limestone and in coral rubble. It is vermivorous and feeds on errant polychaetes of the families Nereidae and Eunicidae. Adults can grow up to a maximum of 59 mm, although they will typically be smaller than this. (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 1
  Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 28.540
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.095
  Salinity (PPS): 34.438 - 34.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.532 - 4.666
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.086 - 0.131
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 1.103

Graphical representation

Temperature range (°C): 26.803 - 28.540

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.095

Salinity (PPS): 34.438 - 34.975

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.532 - 4.666

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.086 - 0.131

Silicate (umol/l): 1.005 - 1.103
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus chaldaeus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus chaldaeus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 91
Specimens with Barcodes: 91
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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 occurs throughout the Indo-Pacific in an area ranging from the east coast of Africa to the west coast of Central America. This area excludes the Red Sea and Easter Island. This is a wide ranging species and is common throughout its range. There are no known major threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common throughout its range (G. T. Poppe and A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known threats.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. It probably occurs in many marine protected areas throughout its range.
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