Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species of cone snail is endemic to the west coast of India (Röckel et al. 1995) possibly along a coastline of approx 1,400 km, although it has only been reported in the literature from Chennai (Madras) and Mumbai (Bombay) (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). The true extent of its range is unknown.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to occur in shallow, subtidal sandy habitats. Adults of the species will grow to approx 38 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
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 is endemic to the coast of India possibly along a coastline of approx 1,400 km, although it has only been reported in the literature from Chennai (Madras) and Mumbai (Bombay) (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). The true extent of its range is unknown. As a shallow water species it may vulnerable to pollution and coastal development in some parts of its known range. The population status is unknown, and this species rarely occurs on the shell market. It is currently listed as Data Deficient until more information becomes available.
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Population

Population
This species is inferred to be common based on dealer prices (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

No pristine areas exist today in the waters off mainland India. Human impacts include run-off and sedimentation from urban developments, eutrophication from sewage and agriculture, physical impacts from maritime activities, destructive fishing practices, and pollution from oil and industry (Venkataraman and Wafar 2005). The impacts of these threats on population status is unknown.


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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into abundance, level of off-take and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus lentiginosus

Conus lentiginosus 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. ^ Conus lentiginosus Reeve, 1844.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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