Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the coast of Southern Madagascar (www.schnr-specimen-shells.com), from the Lavanono area (Bouchet et al. in press) to Fort Dauphin.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Specialist websites indicate that this may be a deep water species as it is stated that shells of this species are only ever collected after storms (http://seashells-specimen.com). The species is probably fish-hunting, but this needs confirmation (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 2011).

The maximum size of shells of this species is around 40 mm in length (G. Raybaudi pers. comm. October 2011).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Veldsman, S.G.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Raybaudi-Massilia, G.

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Justification
This species is endemic to the coast of southern Madagascar from the Lavanono area to Fort Dauphin. There is still taxonomic uncertainty about this species, which needs to be resolved. However, although little is known about it, there are no known threats. It occurs in deeper water which makes it unlikely to be significantly affected by any unforeseen threats. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available in the literature for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known material threats to this species as it is a deep water species which is not affected by threats from pollution, etc. Furthermore, threats in the area (from pollution, fishing etc.) are considered to be minimal (E. Monnier pers. comm. October 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Very little is known about this species so that it would benefit from further research into its taxonomy, distribution, habitat, and threats.
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Wikipedia

Conus solangeae

Conus solangeae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[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.

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