Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in north west New Guinea and the Moluccas (Röckel et al. 1995). This species has also been recorded in Palawan and southeast Sulawesi (G. T. Poppe and H. Morrison pers. comm. 2011).

The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the criterion for B.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 1.5-2 m, on coral sand and dead coral, with adults growing to a size between 40-80 mm (Röckel et al. 1995, Poppe and Poppe 2011).

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
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species of Conus is found in North West New Guinea, Moluccas, Palawan, and southeast Sulawesi. There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature. However, recent surveys showed that large populations have been discovered but no information on this is available. Due to this limited information, we listed this as Data Deficient and we recommend further research on its habitat, population status, and potential threats.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature. Recently, several large populations have been discovered but no information on this is available (G. T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). However, this is not reflected in the pricing so should be treated with caution.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Evidence of material threats to this species have not been found though it is indicated to be very scarce. Threats unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is very scarce and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) 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 nocturnus

Conus nocturnus 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 nocturnus sensu Lightfoot, 1786.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 2 November 2009.
  • 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.
  • Petit R.E. (2009) George Brettingham Sowerby, I, II & III: their conchological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 2189: 1–218.
  • Lorenz F. & Barbier J.P. (2012) Two new cones from the Philippines (Gastropoda: Conidae). Acta Conchyliorum 11: 3-10. [April 2012]
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