Conus andremenezi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus andremenezi
Species Authority: Oliviera & Biggs, 2010

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor(s): Kohn, A.
Reviewer(s): Peters, H. & Poppe, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harwell, H., Peters, H. & Coggan, A.
Although this species is newly described and only known from the central Philippines, its depth range probably provides it protection and there are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The WoRMS database describes this recently described species as occurring in the West Pacific (Appeltans et al. 2011). Records from shell collectors show this species has been found throughout the central Philippines, from Cebu City south to Aliguay Islands (Poppe and Poppe 2011).  The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Lower depth limit (metres): 300
Upper depth limit (metres): 180
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally abundant in the central Philippines (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This newly described species occurs at depths of between 180-300 m on mud and gravel (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).
Systems: Marine

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  mid range with plentiful availability (Poppe and Poppe 2011).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to this species, as it has a deeper distribution, there is no pollution in the area, and it is too small to be fished for food (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: As a recently described species there are insufficient data to carry out a detailed assessment. Research into the range and habitat of this species would be appropriate.

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.3. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.6. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Muddy

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends

♦  Handicrafts, jewellery, etc.
 International : ✓ 

♦  Sport hunting/specimen collecting
 International : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

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: (Accessed: August 2011).

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Poppe, G. T. and Poppe, P. 1996-2011. Conchology, Inc. Mactan Available at: (Accessed: March 2011).

Citation: Kohn, A. 2013. Conus andremenezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192540A2112036. . Downloaded on 24 May 2016.
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