Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from Japan to the Marshall Islands and Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zones to 25 m where it lives in sand and beneath coral. It is pisciverous. Adults may grow to approx 64 mm but will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus stercusmuscarum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TCAACAAATCATAAAGACATTGGTACACTATATATTTTATTTGGGATATGATCAGGCTTGGTAGGGACTGCTTTA---AGGCTATTAATTCGTGCAGAGTTAGGACAGCCAGGTGCATTGCTAGGAGAT---GATCAACTATATAATGTAATTGTGACGGCGCATGCTTTTGTTATAATCTTCTTTTTGGTAATGCCTATGATGATTGGGGGTTTTGGAAACTGGTTGGTACCTTTAATA---TTAGGGGCTCCAGATATAGTATTTCCTCGTTTAAACAATATGAGTTTTTGGCTTCTCCCTCCTGCGCTCTTACTCCTTTTGTCTTCGGCTGCGGTAGAAAGTGGGGTAGGAACTGGATGAACTGTATATCCGCCTCTGGCAGGGAATCTTGCTCATGCTGGTGGCTCTGTAGATCTT---GCAATTTTTTCTTTACACCTTGCTGGAGTATCTTCTATTTTAGGGGCGGTAAACTTTATCACTACAATCATTAATATACGATGACAAGGAATGAAGTTTGAGCGTCTTTCGTTGTTTGTTTGGTCAGTGAAGATCACGGCAATCTTGCTTCTTTTGTCTCTGCCTGTTTTAGCTGGA---GCCATTACTATGCTTTTAACTGATCGAAATTTTAATACTGCTTTTTTCGATCCAGCAGGAGGTGGTGACCCTATTTTATATCAGCATCTTTTTTGGTTCTTTGGTCACCCTGAAGTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus stercusmuscarum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
Tagaro, S. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species occurs from Japan to the Marshall Islands and Fiji, Indonesia, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands. It is very common in parts of its distributional range. There are no known major threats to this species and its distribution probably overlaps some MPAs within its range. We therefore listed this species as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in shallow water 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 wide-ranging species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. Its distribution probably overlaps MPAs in its range.
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Wikipedia

Conus stercusmuscarum

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

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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References

  1. ^ a b Conus stercusmuscarum Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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