Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is only recently described and currently thought only to be found around Aliguay Island in the Philippines (Poppe and Tagaro 2005).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Shells of this species are found in sand and gravel areas. The maximum size for shells of this species is 51 mm in length (Poppe and Tagaro 2005).

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 Aliguay Island. No live individuals have been caught, therefore this may represent a fossil species. Although it is only known from a single location, its entire known range is protected. Nothing is known regarding population status, microhabitat, or life history. Given this uncertainty, it is currently listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
This species is only known from empty shells, however more than one hundred have been collected (G.T. Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Therefore, this is possibly a fossil species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
As this species occurs in only one location any major event in the area could cause extinction. The island is in a protected area.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The whole of Aliguay Island, and therefore the species' current known AOO, is contained within the Aliguay Island Buffer Zone which was established in 2003 as a protected area (www.coast.ph).
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Wikipedia

Conus escondidai

Conus escondidai 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.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Poppe & Tagaro. 2005. Visaya 1(4) : 40-44. World Register of Marine Species, Retrieved 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ Conus escondidai Poppe & Tagaro, 2005.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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