|Scientific Name:||Conus alisi|
|Species Authority:||Röckel, Richard & Moolenbeek, 1995|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Seddon, M. & Peters, H.|
|Facilitator/s:||Hines, A., Peters, H. & Athorn, M.|
This deep water species has a restricted range, where it is endemic to New Caledonia and the surrounding islands, many being collected from the Isle of Pines. It has a depth range of 200-525m.
There has been in the 1990s and early 2000s commercial dredging in New Caledonia for sharkteeth and shells including this species, however, these practices have mostly ceased from exhaustion of sharkteeth and closure to dredging of species rich seamounts on the Norfolk Ridge. There are still stocks from these previous dredges of this species available for the specimen shell trade. Some of the area exploited for shark teeth and shells have likely been excessively exploited, but not believed to affect the global population of this species. There is some control on the amount of off shore dredging in New Caledonia but it is very inaccessible except to dredgers. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This deep water species has a restricted range where it is endemic to New Caledonia and the surrounding islands, many being collected from the Isle of Pines (Röckel et al. 1995a, Poppe and Poppe 2011). It has a depth range of 200-525 m.
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|Population:||There are no data in the literature on populations. This species is uncommon.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species can be found on seamounts and knolls primarily on gravel and hardbottom substrate (Appeltans et al. 2011 from the WoRMS database), and is a deep water species, ranging from 200 to 525 m in depth (Röckel et al. 1995). Adults of this species can grow to 22 mm although they will typically be less than this (Poppe and Poppe 2011).|
Some of the area exploited for shark teeth and shells have probably been excessively exploited, but not believed to affect the global population of this species (Bouchet pers. comm. 2011).
|Conservation Actions:||There is some control on the amount of off shore dredging in New Caledonia but it is very inaccessible except to dredgers.|
Appeltans W, Bouchet P, Boxshall GA, Fauchald K, Gordon DP, Hoeksema BW, Poore GCB, van Soest RWM, Stöhr S, Walter TC, Costello MJ. (Eds). 2011. World Register of Marine Species. Available at: http://www.marinespecies.org. (Accessed: August 2011).
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Poppe, G. T. and Poppe, P. 1996-2011. Conchology, Inc. Mactan Available at: http://www.conchology.be/. (Accessed: March 2011).
Röckel D., Richard G. & Moolenbeek R.G. 1995a. Deep-water cones (Gastropoda: Conidae) from the New Caledonian region. In: Bouchet P. (ed.), Résultats des Campagnes Musorstom 14., pp. 557-594. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.
Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online. Available at: http://seamounts.sdsc.edu. (Accessed: 2nd February 2011).
WIlkinson, C. 2008. Status of coral reefs of the World. Townsville.
|Citation:||Bouchet, P. 2013. Conus alisi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.|
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