Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from the Gulf of Oman to the Red Sea (Röckel et al. 1995) and south to Kenya (Poppe and Poppe 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 vermiverous species occurs in shallow and intertidal waters, on algae covered rocks, sand between rocks, and algae consolidated sand (Bosch and Bosch 1982, Sharabati 1984). Adults of the species will grow to approx 50 mm although they 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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Veldsman, S.G.

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Justification

This species occurs from the Gulf of Oman to the Red Sea and south to Kenya. This is a common species. It is a relatively low-priced item on the shell collector market indicating possible abundance in the wild, although with the protected status of the Red Sea collection is now in effect prohibited. Although it may be affected by other localized threats, the species is currently considered to be of Least Concern.

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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species. It is uncommon outside the Red Sea, and very abundant in the Red Sea (G. Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
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Threats

Major Threats

This species mainly occurs in the Red Sea, so is relatively range-restricted. However, it is not thought to be affected by any major threats, although localized threats from pollution, siltation, agricultural run off and coastal development can have an effect in parts of its range. Protection of the Red Sea affords protection against collection.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. The species may benefit from the protection of the Red Sea, which prohibits collection.
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Wikipedia

Conus taeniatus

Conus taeniatus 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.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ a b Conus taeniatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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