Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species mainly occurs in Japan where it is found off the southeast coast of Honshu. It is also been recorded in the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011.).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in shallow water. Adults may grow to 40 mm but will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species is found in Honshu, Japan and also been recorded in the Philippines. There is no information on its population and it is also unknown if it is utilized. We listed this as Data Deficient and we recommend future research on its population and possible threats.
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Population

Population
There is no available information on population for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This is a shallow water species living off the shores of a highly urbanised area. Market indicators suggest it may be scarce. In common with many species of marine mollusc of restricted range they may be at risk from over-gathering for the specimen shell trade and/or by visiting tourists.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range and very scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus pauperculus

Conus pauperculus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1][2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchet, P. (2010). Conus pauperculus G. B. Sowerby II, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=430047 on 2012-01-21
  2. ^ Filmer R.M. (2010) A taxonomic review of the Conus boeticus Reeve complex (Gastropoda - Conidae). Visaya 2(6): 21-80.
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