Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found throughout the Philippines and its outlying islands, including Palawan and Mindanao. Through most of the Philippines this species is found at depths of 50 - 240 m, however around Calituban Island, Davao and Olango Island this species is found at 5 - 25 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Poppe and Poppe 2011). The geographical range also includes the Eastern Indian Ocean; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Swain Reefs, Queensland, Australia (Singleton J. 2010).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at a depth of 50-240 m, most commonly 120-240 m. In select areas, Bohol, Aliguay Island, Davao and Olango Island, this species is found at the more shallow depths of 5-25 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Poppe and Poppe 2011). Adults of this species typically grow to 45-80 mm (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
Duda, T.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Tagaro, S.

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Justification
This species is found throughout the Philippines together with the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Swain Reefs, Queensland, Australia. It is very common in parts of its range. There are no known major threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is very common in parts of its range (G. T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is widely distributed and its habitat depth protects it from both casual gathering and from scuba divers. It can only be brought to the surface as a by-catch from fishing or from dredging specifically for benthic taxa. There are no known major threats to this species.
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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 neptunus

Conus neptunus, common name the Neptune cone, 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 43 mm and 80 mm. The solid shell is narrow, with a concavely elevated spire and a sharp apex. The body whorl is distantly grooved towards the base. The shell has a flesh color, everywhere veined and clouded with reddish chestnut flexuous lines and spots. The aperture is rosy white. [2]

Distribution

This species occurs along the Philippines, Australia and in the Southwest Pacific Ocean.

References

  1. ^ a b Conus neptunus Reeve, 1843.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 72, 1884
  • 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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