Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3 - 7.5
  Temperature range (°C): 28.146 - 28.496
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.117 - 0.516
  Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 34.440
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.349 - 4.516
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.228
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.549

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Depth range (m): 3 - 7.5

Temperature range (°C): 28.146 - 28.496

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.117 - 0.516

Salinity (PPS): 34.135 - 34.440

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.349 - 4.516

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.228

Silicate (umol/l): 1.089 - 2.549
 
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Conus nanus

Conus nanus 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.

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Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 12 mm and 34 mm. The shell is coronated, with a rather depressed spire, granular striae towards the base. The color of the shell is white, under a thin, light yellowish brown epidermis, obsoletely maculated or occasionally spotted with chestnut. The base is violaceous. [3]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean along the Mascarene Basin; in the Indo-Pacific Region (Polynesia, Australia) South Africa

References

  1. ^ Sowerby (II), G. B. Jr., 1833. The Conchological Illustrations.
  2. ^ a b Conus nanus G.B. Sowerby I & G.B. Sowerby II, 1833.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 24; 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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