Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The subspecies C. t. tripplei occurs from Japan to Philippines including Taiwan, with further populations in northwest Australia and the Solomon Islands; the sub-species C. t. queenslandis occurs in New Caledonia and Queensland (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 occurs at depths between 100 and 300 m where it probably lives in sand and/or mud. Adults of the species grow to approx 138 mm but will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 165 - 260
  Temperature range (°C): 19.409 - 19.409
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.632 - 3.632
  Salinity (PPS): 35.629 - 35.629
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.464 - 4.464
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.399 - 0.399
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.277 - 2.277

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Depth range (m): 165 - 260
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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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
Duda, T.

Reviewer/s
Tagaro, S. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species is widely distributed where it occurs from Japan to Philippines including Taiwan, with further populations in northwest Australia and the Solomon Islands, and a sub-species in New Caledonia and Queensland. Market indicators suggest this wide-ranging species is common. There are no known threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common in deep water in the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats to this wide-ranging species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus tribblei

Conus tribblei 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.

This species was named after the pet cat of Jerry Walls, the original discoverer.[2]

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