Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Taiwan, extending to the Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas (Röckel et al. 1995). It has also been described as occurring around Western Australia (Singleton 2010).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths between 20 and 100 m on sandy substrate. The maximum size for shells of this species is around 58 mm in length (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 27.5 - 27.75

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 27.5 - 27.75
 
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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 is found throughout Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Taiwan, extending to the Bay of Bengal and surrounding areas. This is a wide ranging species occurring across much of the western Pacific. Currently there is no indication the species is scarce; it is common in some parts of its range. There are no known threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common in some areas, especially the west coast of India (A.J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011), Vietnam and Thailand. It is rare in the Philippines and Japan (G.T. 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 currently in place for this species. This species probably occurs in marine protected areas within some parts of its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus eximius

Conus eximius, common name the exceptional cone, 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 size of an adult shell varies between 22 mm and 58 mm. The shell is ovately conical and rather solid. The spire is broadly channeled and at the base distantly grooved. The color of the shell is white, with rust-brown flexuous longitudinal flames, and a white central band, with revolving row of spots.[3]

Distribution

This marine species is distributed from the Bay of Bengal to Papua New Guinea, along the Philippines and Taiwan.

References

  1. ^ Reeve, L. A., 1849. Monograph of the genus Conus. Conchologia Iconica, i. Conus. Suppl
  2. ^ a b Conus eximius Reeve, 1849.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 32 (described as Conus fulgurans = nomen dubium)
  • 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 4, 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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