|Scientific Name:||Conus alabaster|
|Species Authority:||Reeve, 1849|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The holotype of this species is a juvenile. It has been suggested that this species is a synonym of Conus sulcatus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Peters, H. & Poppe, G.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Harwell, H., Peters, H. & Coggan, A.|
This species is only known from the holotype from the China Sea and a handful of specimens in collections from the Philippines. Nothing is known regarding its population status, habitat, or ecology. This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus. It is currently listed as Data Deficient, and future research is recommended.
|Range Description:||The only specimens on record are from the Philippines and the holotype was described from the China Sea (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011). This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus.|
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|Population:||Less than half a dozen adult specimens are known (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Little is known regarding the habitat and ecology of this species. It is thought to occur at depths between 20 and 50 m (Röckel et al. 1995).|
|Use and Trade:||There is no information available regarding the utilization of this species. It is only known from a handful of specimens.|
|Major Threat(s):||The are no known threats to this species at present.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries). There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.|
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol 1. Verlag Christa Hemmen.
|Citation:||Kohn, A. 2013. Conus alabaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.|
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