Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in New Caledonia, the Philippines and Ryukyu island (between Taiwan and Japan) and Vanuatu. (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Conus aphrodite Petuch, 1979
Catalog Number: USNM 806525
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1978
Locality: Bohol Island, Off Bohol, Bohol, Philippines, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
Vessel: Alpha Helix R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs over gravel and muddy gravel at depths of between 120 and 380 m . Adults grow to a maximum length of 23 mm, average of 16 mm (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Systems
  • Marine
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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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Depth range based on 23 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 21 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 105 - 380
  Temperature range (°C): 13.337 - 18.587
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.577 - 11.755
  Salinity (PPS): 35.049 - 35.591
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.282 - 4.416
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.466 - 0.918
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.534 - 6.056

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 105 - 380

Temperature range (°C): 13.337 - 18.587

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.577 - 11.755

Salinity (PPS): 35.049 - 35.591

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.282 - 4.416

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.466 - 0.918

Silicate (umol/l): 2.534 - 6.056
 
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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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs in New Caledonia, the Philippines and Ryukyu island (between Taiwan and Japan) and Vanuatu. As a deep water species with a wide range and no obvious threats, this species has been assessed as of Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are currently no data on this species' population in the literature. In the Philippines, it is relatively common around 200 m (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are currently unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is very abundant in Aliguay Island, which is protected (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
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Wikipedia

Conus aphrodite

Conus aphrodite 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 aphrodite Petuch, 1979.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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