Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from Japan south to Taiwan and the Kita-Koho seamount area of the Philippine Sea and the northernmost point of the Philippines (Röckel et al. 1995). Also recorded in the southern parts of the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

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 has been recovered from depths between 100 and 500 m (G.T. Poppe pers.comm. 2011) where it probably lives in sand and/or mud. Adults of the species grow to approximately 98 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
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 is distributed from Japan south to the Philippines. Although scarce, it may be common in parts of its range. It has a wide depth range. There are no known major threats to this species. We listed this as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very rare in the Philippines, and very common in deepwater in Taiwan. Very common in southern Japan (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Although market indicators suggest shells of this species are scarce, it only occurs in deep water well below recreational scuba depths where extraction will normally result from fisheries by-catch. Its abundance is therefore likely to be affected only in areas where there is excessive dredging or bottom trawling.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is marginally restricted in its range but 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 stupella

Conus stupella 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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  1. ^ a b Conus stupella (Kuroda, 1956).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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