Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from the central Red Sea south into the Gulf of Aden; it has also been found at Kuria Muria island, Oman (Röckel et al. 1995). It is known from at least three distinct populations: one from Masawa, Eritrea; a second one stretching from Eritrea to Somalia; and a third one at Kuria Muria island, in Oman (Röckel et al. 1995, G. Raybaudi pers comm. October 2011).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criterion B.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in shallow water and to depths of about 15 m among eel-grass and in sand in shallow lagoons (Sharabati 1984). Adults of the species will grow to approx 35 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 is known from at least three distinct populations: one from Masawa, Eritrea; a second one stretching from Eritrea to Somalia; and a third one at Kuria Muria island, in Oman. It is found in an area where there are likely to be few disturbances, although there is some marine pollution in the region. It is likely to benefit from the existing Red Sea protection which prevents collection. The population at Kuria Muria, which is isolated from other populations, is likely to be experiencing some threats from pollution, as it occurs at shallow depths. Overall, however, the global population is considered to be Least Concern.

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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species. The species has never been common (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 2011).
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no general threats to this species at present. At Kuria Muria, the population may be threatened due to shallow water habitat and effects of pollution. The Red Sea population may benefit from Red Sea protection (no collecting), but not much is known about this species from recent years (G.Raybaudi and S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Conus erythraeensis

Conus erythraeensis 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 erythraeensis Reeve, 1843.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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