|Scientific Name:||Conus asiaticus|
|Species Authority:||da Motta, 1985|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are 2 subspecies: C. asiaticus asiaticus and C. asiaticus lovellreevei|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Tagaro, S. & Peters, H.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Sanciango, J., Peters, H. & Livingstone, S.|
This species occurs across a wide range and lives in deeper water. Although it is scarce in the market, there are no known threats at the present time. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found from Japan to the Philippines and Viet Nam. It is also found in Queensland, Australia. The subspecies C. a. lovellreevei occurs in S. E. India (Röckel et al. 1995).
The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
Native:Australia (Queensland); China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang); India (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu); Japan; Philippines; Taiwan, Province of China
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|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||There is no available information on population for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found at 25-60 m depths (Röckel et al. 1995) and is usually caught by trawls.|
|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. Prices are typically in the low range (Rice 2007). Availability is scarce.|
Although market indicators suggest shells of this species are scarce, it mainly occurs in deeper water below recreational scuba depths where recovery will normally result from fisheries by-catch. Its abundance is therefore likely to be affected only in areas where there is excessive dredging or bottom trawling. A number of the specimens on the website Conchology were found by being trawled by fishermen (Poppe and Poppe 2011). There are no known threats to this species.
|Conservation Actions:||This species is scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.|
|Citation:||Duda, T. 2013. Conus asiaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 February 2015.|
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