Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species of cone snail is widely distributed through the North Indian Ocean, ranging from south India, to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is also thought to occur in Madagascar and the Solomon Islands (Röckel et al. 1995).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a considerable margin.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in depths of approx 50-100 m (Röckel et al. 1995), but has also been gathered from shallow water (Poppe and Poppe). Adults of the species will grow to approx 60 mm although they will typically be less than this.

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
Kohn, A.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Poppe, G.

Contributor/s

Justification

This species of cone snail is widely distributed through the North Indian Ocean, ranging from South India, to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is also thought to occur in Madagascar and the Solomon Islands. This species is wide-ranging and its deep-water habitat may offer protection from over-gathering. It was common on the market in the 1980s but is now scarce (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). It has been found to occur in large aggregations but there are no major threats. It is currently listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species lives in large aggregations (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at present. It is taken occasionally as by-catch.
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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 collisus

Conus collisus, common name the stigmatic cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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

The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 60 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Gulf of Bengal along South India; the Andaman Sea, Malaysia; the South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean along Indonesia and the Philippines.

References

  1. ^ Reeve, L. A., 1849. Monograph of the genus Conus. Conchologia Iconica, i. Conus. Suppl
  2. ^ a b Conus collisus Reeve, 1849.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 17 July 2011.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp
  • Filmer R.M. (2010) A taxonomic review of the Conus boeticus Reeve complex (Gastropoda - Conidae). Visaya 2(6): 21-80. page(s): 39-40
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