Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the entire Indo-Pacific region excluding the Red Sea, from the East coast of Africa in the West, Japan and Korea in the North, Hawaii in the East, and the Australian coast in the South (Röckel et al. 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 5-120 m and a range of habitat types, dependant upon location. Primarily subtidally under rocks or in rubble by day, emerging on ledges and in caves at night to hunt. Some are also found on intertidal reefs, in sand beneath boulders or subtidal lagoons and inter-island reefs. This species feeds on polychaetes and adults typically grow to lengths of 28-69 mm.

Other habitat data: Hawaii: 18-90 m; Fiji: subtidally under coral heads, Marshall Islands: 10-18 m, in caves and coral rubble; New Caledonia: 5-40 m, in sand beneath coral boulders; New Britain: 15-25 m, among live coral; Hansa Bay: on coral rubble; Southern Natal: 30+ m deep (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 8 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 8 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5.5 - 11
  Temperature range (°C): 23.617 - 23.617
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.119 - 0.119
  Salinity (PPS): 35.225 - 35.225
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.895 - 4.895
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.075 - 0.075
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.989 - 1.989

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Depth range (m): 5.5 - 11
 
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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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific. It is considered to be common. There are no known major threats to this species and its range may overlap MPAs. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common across its wide distributional range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. Its habitat will also be found in many marine protected areas across its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus pertusus

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

Contents

Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 20 mm and 69 mm. The spire is convex, rather obtuse. The body whorl is encircled by distant punctate striae. The color of the shell is rosy tinged with yellow and interruptedly banded with white blotches below the shoulder and in the middle of the body-whorl.[3]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean along Chagos, the Mascarene Basin and Mauritius; in the entire Indo-Pacific

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus pertusus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 54; 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

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