Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Beechey suggests a range that is approx 650 km of coast between Fraser Island, Queensland and Evans Head, New South Wales (Beechey 2010). This species is found from 50 m to 84 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Beechey 2010).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on sandy mud at depths of 50 m to 84 m. Once mature, it can reach a size ranging from 30 to 58 mm (Röckel et al. 1995, Beechey 2010).

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
Morrison, H.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Wells, F.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
Beechey suggests a range that is approx 650 km of coast between Fraser Island, Queensland and Evans Head, New South Wales (Beechey 2010). This species is found from 50 m to 84 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Beechey 2010). The limited range of this species may be affected by the increasing urbanization along the coast. This species benefits from the recent enforcement on bycatch. It is listed as Least Concern with a need for research and monitoring on the effects of coastal development in its range.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature. However, along its coastal range, there are few highly urbanized areas where some marine pollution can be expected and populations may be negatively impacted. This species is uncommon (H. Morrison pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The limited range of this species may be affected by the increasing urbanization along the coast.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species benefits from the recent enforcement on bycatch.
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Wikipedia

Conus rufimaculosus

Conus rufimaculosus 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. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

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