Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is species lives in shallow water at around 4 m depth where it lives in sand and algae. Adults typically grow to 18 mm (Monteiro et al. 2004; Smithsonian Collections: http://collections.si.edu).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E., Seddon, M. & Bohm, M.

Contributor/s
Veldsman, S.G.

Justification
This species was assessed as Vulnerable D2 in 1996, based on its limited range, but is downlisted to Near Threatened, as the unknown threats to the bay suggest that it does not meet the revised criteria for Vulnerable D2.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
There is no information on populations in the literature

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is restricted to a single bay in Angola. The threats are unknown. Oil prospection has been going on along the Angolan coast, but there is no further development on this at the moment, so this is not considered a current threat; it may be more significant in the future if oil drilling commences (M. J. Tenorio and S. Veldsman pers. comm. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is highly restricted in its range and extremely scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into abundance and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus nobrei

Conus nobrei is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones. [2]

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.

This species is endemic to Angola.

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