Overview

Brief Summary

Conus nobilis, common name the noble cone, is a species of sea snail. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. The color of the shell is yellowish brown or chestnut, with close revolving lines of numerous small chestnut spots. The whole surface is irregularly overlaid by triangular large white spots. This marine species is found in sublittoral and deeper waters of the Indo-Pacific from Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands along Sumatra and Java to Timor; along the Marquesas Islands.

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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found along an arc running southeast from Sri Lanka and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the northern reaches to Java and Timor in the east (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a wide margin.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in 1 to 10 m in sand with clear water and light currents where they often co-occur with Foraminifera. Adults of the species will grow to approx 71 mm although they will typically be less than this, around 40 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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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.

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Justification

This species is found along an arc running southeast from Sri Lanka and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the northern reaches to Java and Timor in the east. It is locally common and there are no known threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is locally common (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known 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 nobilis

Conus nobilis, common name the noble cone, 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.

There is one subspecies: Conus nobilis victor Broderip, 1842

Contents

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 29 mm and 71 mm. The spire is depressed, with sulcate and finely striate volutions. The shoulder angles are sharp. The color of the shell is yellowish brown or chestnut, with close revolving lines of numerous small chestnut spots. The whole surface is irregularly overlaid by triangular large white spots. [2]

Distribution

This marine species is found in sublittoral and deeper waters of the Indo-Pacific from Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands along Sumatra and Java to Timor; along the Marquesas Islands.

References

  1. ^ a b Conus nobilis Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 3 August 2011.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI p. 30; 1884
  • 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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