Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Central Indian Ocean including Sri Lanka and the Maldives and east as far as the Marshall Ilands, Fiji, Ryukyu Island and north-western to eastern Australia (Röckel et al. 1995). It is found intertidally to 20 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs at depths of 1-20 m where it occurs on intertidal and subtidal reef flats, the reef rim and other rocky surfaces such as dead coral, coral heads and pinnacles and in crevices where it feeds on polychaetes of the families Nereidae and Eunicidae only active at night. Adults may grow to 20 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 29 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 19 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): -5 - 60
  Temperature range (°C): 24.049 - 26.803
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.923
  Salinity (PPS): 34.598 - 35.503
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.572 - 4.855
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.179
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 4.026

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): -5 - 60

Temperature range (°C): 24.049 - 26.803

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.090 - 0.923

Salinity (PPS): 34.598 - 35.503

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.572 - 4.855

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.179

Silicate (umol/l): 0.869 - 4.026
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus musicus

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 musicus

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
Tagaro, S., Kohn, A., Poppe, G. & Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Bouchet, P.

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Justification
This species is found in the Central Indian Ocean including Sri Lanka and the Maldives and east as far as the Marshall Islands, Fiji, Ryukyu Island and north-western to eastern Australia. This species is widely distributed, abundant, not known to have any major threats, and it is probably found in marine protected areas. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data in the literature concerning populations of this species. It is abundant.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The wide range of this species is likely to overlap marine protected areas in the region.
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Wikipedia

Conus musicus

Conus musicus, common name the music cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

There is one subspecies Conus musicus parvatus Walls, 1979

Contents

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 14 mm and 30 mm. The color of the shell is whitish, with light ash-violet broad bands and narrow revolving lines of chocolate, broken up into short lines and spots. The spire is often slightly coronate, rayed with chocolate. [3]

Distribution

this species occurs in the Red Sea and in the Indian Ocean along Aldabra, Chagos, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania; in the Central Indian Ocean (along Sri Lanka and the Maldives) to the Marshall Islands and Fiji, Ryukyu Islands to West and East Australia.

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus musicus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 11; 1879
  • 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 4th 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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