Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species only occurs in the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia (G. Poppe and A.J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Little information is known regarding the habitat and ecology of this species.

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
Kohn, A.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to the Tuamotu Archipelago and little is known regarding its population status, habitat, ecology, or potential threats. As more data is needed to be certain this species has been assessed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There are very few records of this species from the last 50 years (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures for this species at present.
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Wikipedia

Conus auratinus

Conus auratinus 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 auratinus da Motta, 1982.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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