Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Taiwan to the Philippines (Röckel et al. 1995). Records from other areas are doubtful (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Both the EOO and AOO exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2. This species is found between 25 m and 150 m (Röckel et al. 1995).

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Range Description

There is no information on this species in the literature possibly due to taxonomic disagreements as referred in the taxonomic notes section, although it has been reported from the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on sand and mud between 25 and 150 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Poppe and Poppe 2011). It also found in mangrove channels and is common in trawls on mud bottoms throughout the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Once mature it can reach a size ranging from 19 to 30 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).

Systems
  • Marine
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
There are no recordings on the habitats and ecology for this species in the literature. Because of the group of Conus that hypochlorus belongs to, it is inferred that this species inhabits muddy deep bottoms (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Shell auction websites indicate specimens have been recovered from 150 m (www.shellauction.net).

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.

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Justification
This species is found from Taiwan to the Philippines and is common on very fine muddy bottoms. There are no known threats, therefore it is listed as Least Concern.
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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has been reported from the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. It has a fairly wide range but is very scarce. It is currently listed as Data Deficient, as more research is recommended regarding its taxonomy, population status and habitat.
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Population

Population
This species is common on all very fine muddy bottoms (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species.
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Major Threats
Threats to this species are unknown.
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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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Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place. Further research would be appropriate into habitat, ecology, distribution, and threats.
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Wikipedia

Conus insculptus

Conus insculptus 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 insculptus Kiener, 1845.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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