Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs across the entire Indo-Pacific, from the west coast of Africa to the Pacific coast of Meso-America (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Tropical Indo-Pacific, also in Australia in Kalk (1958).
  • Drivas, J.; Jay, M. (1987). Coquillages de La Réunion et de l'Île Maurice. Collection Les Beautés de la Nature. Delachaux et Niestlé: Neuchâtel. ISBN 2-603-00654-1. 159 pp.
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Type Information

Holotype for Conus edaphus Dall, 1910
Catalog Number: USNM 130385
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Locality: off Lower California, Revilla Gigedo Ids., off Clarion Id., Mexico, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 57 to 57
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Holotype: Dall, W. H. 1910. Proc. U.S.N.M. 38 (1741): 223.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in the intertidal and subtidal areas of coast of depths of up to around 40 m. It is found within coral reefs in bays with a fine to coarse sand. It is also found within muddy sand and on gravel in sheltered flats. This species grows to between 32 and 80 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 49 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 78
  Temperature range (°C): 23.957 - 28.540
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.095 - 1.048
  Salinity (PPS): 34.301 - 35.520
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.272 - 4.849
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.086 - 0.324
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.103 - 4.145

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 78

Temperature range (°C): 23.957 - 28.540

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.095 - 1.048

Salinity (PPS): 34.301 - 35.520

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.272 - 4.849

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.086 - 0.324

Silicate (umol/l): 1.103 - 4.145
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus tessulatus

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TGATCTGGGTTGGTTGGAACTGCTCTA---AGGTTGCTAATTCGTGCAGAGTTGGGACAACCAGGGGCTTTACTTGGAGAC---GATCAATTATATAATGTAATTGTGACAGCTCATGCTTTTGTTATGATTTTTTTCTTGGTTATGCCTATGATGATTGGGGGCTTTGGAAATTGATTGGTGCCACTAATA---TTAGGGGCCCCTGATATGGTATTTCCTCGATTAAATAATATAAGTTTTTGACTTCTTCCTCCCGCGCTTTTACTCCTTCTGTCATCAGCTGCGGTGGAAAGTGGGGTGGGTACTGGGTGGACTGTATATCCACCTCTAGCAGGAAATTTGGCACATGCTGGTGGGTCTGTAGATCTG---GCTATTTTTTCTTTACACCTTGCTGGTGTGTCTTCTATTTTGGGGGCGGTAAACTTTATTACTACAATTATTAACATACGATGACAGGGGATGAAATTTGAACGCCTTTCGTTGTTTGTGTGGTCGGTGAAAATTACGGCTATTTTACTTTTGTTATCTTTGCCTGTGCTAGCTGGT---GCAATTACTATGCTTTTAACTGATCGGAATTTTAATACTGCMTTYTTTGAT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus tessulatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification

This species occurs across the entire Indo-Pacific, from the west coast of Africa to the Pacific coast of Meso-America. This species is very common in shallow waters across its range. This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known major threats. We listed this as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is very common in shallow waters across its range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

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

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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 tessulatus

Conus tessulatus 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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Description

Distribution

Conus tessulatus specimen from La Pas, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Conus tessulatus has perhaps the largest range of any known species of Cone snail. Its habitat ranges from the east coast of Africa across the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean to the west coast of Central America from Western Mexico to Costa Rica.[2]

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