Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in the Western Pacific Ocean from the Philippines to Vanuatu (Röckel et al. 1995). Also found in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia.

The EOO, AOO and locations exceed the threshold for criteria B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in coarse sand habitats at the foot of the reef at depths between 25-240 m. Adults of this species are typically between 25-45 mm in length (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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found in the Western Pacific including Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia. It is common in deep waters in parts of range. There are no known major threats to this species. It is listed ad Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common in deep waters in parts of its range (G. T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011)..

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major 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
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Wikipedia

Conus proximus

Conus proximus 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.

The subspecies Conus proximus cebuensis Wils, 1990 has become a synonym of Conus cebuensis Wils, 1990

Contents

Description

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Indo-Pacific Region.

References

  1. ^ Sowerby (ii), G. B. Jr., 1859. Descriptions of New Shells in the Collection of H. Cuming. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
  2. ^ a b Conus proximus G. B. Sowerby II, 1859.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  • 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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