Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to South Africa and occurs between the border of Mozambique and the Transkei border (Mzamba) (Tenorio and Monteiro 2008).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on pebbles, and dead coral (Tenorio and Monterio 2008). Specialist websites indicate that this species may also be found on sand, mud, and sandy/muddy substrate (Poppe, G.T. and Poppe, P). It has been found at depths of 10-40 m, and in some cases down to 120 m (S. Veldsman pers. comm. 2011).

Typical size for shells of this species is between 30 - 60 mm (Tenorio and Monteiro 2008).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 44 - 62

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 44 - 62
 
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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
Veldsman, S.G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to South Africa and occurs between the border of Mozambique and the Transkei border. This species has a relatively large range and has no current threats to its global population, although some of the populations in shallower waters may be somewhat affected by pollution events. However, this is unlikely to have a significant effect on the global population of this species, so it has been listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known material threats to this species. For shallower occurring populations localized threats from pollution (municipal sewage, agricultural run off and siltation) may have some impact (S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Conus typhon

Conus typhon 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.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus typhon Kilburn, 1975.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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