|Scientific Name:||Conus andamanensis|
|Species Authority:||E.A. Smith, 1878|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Peters, H. & Poppe, G.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Peters, H., Harwell, H. & Howarth, L.|
This species is only known from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. No information is available regarding the true extent of its distribution, population status, ecology, or potential threats. It is currently listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species of cone snail is endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Röckel et al. 1995).|
Native:India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||There is no information on population levels for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in sand between the intertidal and shallow subtidal (Rockel et al. 1995). Adults of the species typically grow to approx 31 mm although they are often smaller.|
|Use and Trade:||
Since its original description, this species only came onto the market in the 1970s with very few shells, probably less than a dozen. Nothing is known about the exact location of this population. Shells sold on the market under this name are all different species living in the Philippines (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
Threats to this species are unknown.
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. More research is needed regarding its distribution, population status, ecology, and potential threats.|
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Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol 1. Verlag Christa Hemmen.
WWF. 2007. Andaman Sea Ecoregion. Available at: http://www.wwf.org.my/about_wwf/what_we_do/marine_main/marine_ecoregions/ecoregion_andaman_sea_ecoregion/index.cfm.
|Citation:||Kohn, A. 2013. Conus andamanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 May 2015.|
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