Habitat and Ecology
This species is found buried in sand at the base of rubble slopes under large slabs of rock at depths of 18 to 35 m. Adults of the species will grow to approx 87 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Conus gauguini
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus gauguini
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species is restricted in its range and 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.
There are plans in the next three years to establish the Marquesas as a marine protected area and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The size of an adult shell varies between 56 mm and 93 mm.
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- Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
- Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp