Conus armadillo 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus armadillo Shikama, 1971

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor(s): Bouchet, P.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M. & Peters, H.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hines, A., Peters, H. & Athorn, M.

This species is found from Taiwan and Philippines in the North and Queensland and Loyalty Island in the South. It also occurs in Tahiti (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011). It has a depth distribution of 100-300 m.  This species is not believed to have any major threats.  It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is found from Taiwan and Philippines in the North, across Queensland and Loyalty Island in the South (Röckel et al. 1995). It also occurs in Tahiti (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011). It has a depth distribution of 100-300 m.

Countries occurrence:
Australia (Queensland); French Polynesia (Society Is.); New Caledonia; Philippines; Taiwan, Province of China
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):300
Upper depth limit (metres):100
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Population [top]

Population:This species is considered to be locally common in the northern regions of its distribution i.e. Taiwan and the northern Philippines, while rare in the southern reaches (P. Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This is a deepwater species where it is found between 100 to 300 m found on sand and mud substrate. Adults of this species can grow to 80 mm although they will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

In common with all Conus spp, shells of this species are traded for the collector market. There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed, however, this species is traded for prices typically in the low range; availability: plentiful (Rice 2007).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known material threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Bouchet, P. 2013. Conus armadillo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192447A2096947. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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