Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs across a large range which encompasses Philippines to Indonesia and the north coast of Australia, to the Marquesas and to southern Japan and Tuamotu (Röckel et al. 1995). It has a depth range of 5-50 m however in the Philippines it is only found from 10-25 m.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on sand which is often algae covered or under coral reefs. This species lives at depths of between 5 to 50 m. Adults of the species will grow to approx 75 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995). It is known to feed on polychaetes and has a planktonic larval development.

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
Poppe, G. & Kohn, A.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Bouchet, P.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs across a large range which encompasses Philippines to Indonesia and the North coast of Australia, to the Marquesas and to Southern Japan and Tuamotu. Market indicators suggest it is common in the wild. It is classified as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data in the literature concerning populations. This species is considered very abundant in the Philippines, and possibly through other parts of its range.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at the present time.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. However, its vast distribution most probably overlaps numerous marine protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Conus ferrugineus

Conus ferrugineus 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 40 mm and 80 mm. The thin shell has a depressed carinate and striate spire, which is yellowish, maculated with brown. The body whorl is striated below, yellowish, with two series of longitudinal forked and irregular dark brown markings, interrupted in the middle and at the base. There are traces of distant narrow brown revolving lines. The aperture is white.[3]

Distribution

This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to the Marquesas islands, along Queensland, Australia and New Caledonia.

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus ferrugineus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 50 (described as Conus chenui)
  • 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 4, 2009 Edition
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