Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from only a few specimens and is endemic to the Gulf of Aden (Röckel et al. 1995), where it is found along a coast of approx 1,800 km. 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 occurs along the continental shelf at depths of around 60 m. Adults of the species will grow to approx 40 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995). Otherwise little is known about 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
Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Veldsman, S.G.

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Justification

This species is only known from a few specimens. It has a restricted range and is very scarce in the shell collecting market. Much of its range is in areas that are politically unstable, and in deeper waters, which may account for its scarcity in the market but may also offer some protection. Overall, too little is known about its distribution, habitat, ecology and threats to class it in a category other than Data Deficient.

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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Coasts within the Gulf of Aden are under threats derived from shipping and associated spills and pollution. Untreated domestic and municipal wastes are dumped into the sea through port facilities. While other types of marine pollution resulting from development may also be affecting coastal areas (UNEP 1997), this species is found in deeper waters, so that this is unlikely to pose a significant threat.

Although this species has a restricted range, and is scarce in the market with a high value (Rice 2007), it occurs in an area of great political instability which is dangerous to visit, which may provide protection from gathering. It also occurs in deeper waters, making it an unlikely target for collection.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is very scarce in the market and little is known about its ecology and habitat so that it would benefit from further research into distribution, habitat, and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species, as it occurs in a politically unstable region.
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Wikipedia

Conus danilai

Conus danilai 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 danilai Röckel & Korn, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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