Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from southwest India and Sri Lanka to Thailand together with those countries that border the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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 from the intertidal to depths of about 20 m on sand with clay and shell rubble (Kohn 1978). Adults of the species will grow to approx 95 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
Peters, H.

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

Contributor/s

Justification

This species occurs across a wide range in the Indian Ocean. It is very common and there are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
This species is very common in the Bay of Bengal and Thailand (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is fairly widely distributed and there are currently no known threats.

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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 monile

Conus monile, common name the necklace 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 45 mm and 95 mm. The chestnut-flamed spire is nearly plane, with a raised apex. The body whorl is closely striate below, and generally chestnut-stained at the base. The color of the shell is white, with oblique flames, spots and short lines of chestnut, arranged in revolving series. [3]

Distribution

The raised apex of the spire of Conus monile

This species occurs in the Northeast Indian Ocean along India and Sri Lanka to West. Thailand

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus monile Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 34; 1879
  • 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

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