Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic around the Lesser Sunda Islands, Flores and the North of Timor (Röckel et al. 1995). It is a shallow water species occurring at depths between 3-10 m (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criterion B.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Conus (Cylinder) wittigi Salvini-Plawen, 1978
Catalog Number: USNM 749793
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): J. Walls
Year Collected: 1974
Locality: Flores Strait, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, South Pacific Ocean
Microhabitat: Near living coral, in 2 in sand
Depth (m): 7 to 7
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Adults of this species typically grow to between 26-42 mm. It is a shallow water species occurring at depths between 3-10 m where it lives on fine sand near coral (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 is present around the Lesser Sunda Islands, Flores and the North of Timor. This species is common throughout its range. There are no known threats to this species. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common throughout 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 species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus wittigi

Conus wittigi 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 wittigi Walls, 1977.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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