Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Japan to Philippines and the South China Sea (Röckel et al. 1995).

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 depths from 60-250 m. It is found in mud and sand habitats. Adults of the species will grow to approx 92 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
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Duda, T.

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

Contributor/s
Poppe, G.

Justification
This species is found from Japan to Philippines and the South China Sea. It is common in deep water in the Philippines. There are no known major threats to this species. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is common in deepwater in the Philippines (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Although market indicators suggest shells of this species are not common, it only occurs in deep water well below recreational scuba depths where recovery will normally result from fisheries by-catch. Its abundance is therefore likely to be affected only in areas where there is excessive dredging or bottom trawling. However, its range means it is unlikely to be at risk at the present time.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species 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 hirasei

Conus hirasei (Kuroda, T., 1956)

Conus hirasei 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 hirasei (Kuroda, 1956).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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