Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The only specimens on record are from the Philippines and the holotype was described from the China Sea (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011). This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Little is known regarding the habitat and ecology of this species. It is thought to occur at depths between 20 and 50 m (Röckel et al. 1995).

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 only known from the holotype from the China Sea and a handful of specimens in collections from the Philippines. Nothing is known regarding its population status, habitat, or ecology. This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus. It is currently listed as Data Deficient, and future research is recommended.
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Population

Population
Less than half a dozen adult specimens are known (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The are no known threats to this species at present.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries). There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus alabaster

Conus alabaster 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 alabaster Reeve, 1849.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 March 2010.
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