Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Islands (Röckel et al. 1995). It is a deepwater species found at 350-595 m.


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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs at depths of between 350 and 595 m (Röckel et al. 1995). It has been found on seamounts and knolls (Appeltans et al. 2011) and on gravel and hard bottom substrate. Adults of the species will grow to approx 21 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).


Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 38 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 36 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 260 - 600
  Temperature range (°C): 7.705 - 17.131
  Nitrate (umol/L): 6.940 - 22.405
  Salinity (PPS): 34.529 - 35.438
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.182 - 4.545
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.688 - 1.516
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.765 - 13.530

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 260 - 600

Temperature range (°C): 7.705 - 17.131

Nitrate (umol/L): 6.940 - 22.405

Salinity (PPS): 34.529 - 35.438

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.182 - 4.545

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.688 - 1.516

Silicate (umol/l): 2.765 - 13.530
 
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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
Bouchet, P.

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Islands. Some of the area exploited for shark teeth and shells have likely been excessively exploited, but not believed to affect the global population of this species. There is some control on the amount of off shore dredging in New Caledonia and very inaccessible unless dredged as well as proposed establishment of a World Heritage Site in New Caledonia. It is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data in the literature concerning populations of this species. It is however considered to be common.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Some of the area exploited for shark teeth and shells have probably been excessively exploited, but not believed to affect the global population of this species.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

In January 2002, the French government proposed listing New Caledonia's reefs as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The New Caledonia Barrier Reef is now on the World Heritage List under the name The Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems (World Heritage Convention 2008).

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Wikipedia

Conus kanakinus

Conus kanakinus 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 kanakinus Richard, 1983.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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