Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is usually found in southern province of New Caledonia (Röckel et al. 1995), and the Norfolk Ridge however some dead examples have also been found around Vanuatu. Shells have been found at depths down to 775 m, although this was a dead specimen. Live specimens have been found between 435 and 440 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There is limited information available on this species' habitat, however, it is found on rubble and hard bottom substrate, in deep waters from 435-440 m (Röckel et al. 1995).

This species has paucisprial protoconchs i.e. it lacks a planktotrophic larval development stage. The largest size this species will attain is approx. 25 mm.


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 29 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 29 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 430 - 775
  Temperature range (°C): 5.983 - 14.262
  Nitrate (umol/L): 10.821 - 27.895
  Salinity (PPS): 34.427 - 35.215
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.203 - 4.570
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.856 - 2.011
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.183 - 30.547

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 430 - 775

Temperature range (°C): 5.983 - 14.262

Nitrate (umol/L): 10.821 - 27.895

Salinity (PPS): 34.427 - 35.215

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.203 - 4.570

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.856 - 2.011

Silicate (umol/l): 5.183 - 30.547
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Bouchet, P.

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M. & Peters, H.

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Justification
This species is usually found in the South Province of New Caledonia and the Norfolk Ridge however some dead examples have also been found around Vanuatu. Live specimens have been found between 435 and 440 m. While it is extremely rare its depth makes it less-likely to be affected by anthropogenic disturbances. Owing to paucity of data it is listed as Data Deficient
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Population

Population
There are no population records for this species in the literature. This species is very rare and not well known (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There is some control on the amount of off shore dredging in New Caledonia, and specimens are inaccessible unless dredged.
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Wikipedia

Conus vaubani

Conus vaubani 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. ^ Conus vaubani Röckel, Richard & Moolenbeek, 1995.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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