Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off the coasts of Mauritius, St Brandon, Timor, Tagala Island and Papua New Guinea (Röckel et al. 1995). This species is wide ranging and is present at depths of 3 to 8 m (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations for this species exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is mostly found in shallow subtidal areas between 3 and 8 m. Also found up to 35 m in Mauritius (Ex-coll. D and M Meyer). Adults of the species typically grow to between 30-50 mm (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
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species occurs off the coasts of Mauritius, St Brandon, Timor, Tagala Island and Papua New Guinea. This species is very common in shallow waters. There are no known major threats to this species. It is also been protected in some parts of its range. This is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in shallow waters (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The Mauritius Island depends on the tourism industry and as a result could in turn be more vulnerable to the negative effects of tourism.
There are six marine protected areas located around Mauritius which should allow the species to increase in abundance. Therefore, the potential effects of tourism may be mitigated (Ministry of Fisheries, Rodrigues, 2011).

Papua New Guinea's coral reefs are currently under threat and a number of issues such as by-catch, overharvesting and destructive fishing methods are arising. As this species is present in shallow waters there could be some cause for concern, however, it is wide ranging so it is less likely to have a large impact on the species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is already considered to be protected in St. Brandon.
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Wikipedia

Conus timorensis

Conus timorensis 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 timorensis Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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