|Scientific Name:||Conus aculeiformis|
|Species Authority:||Reeve, 1844|
Conus delicatus Schepman, 1913
|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 holotype, which is reportedly from the Philippines. Records from other localities likely represent other species. No information is available regarding its true distribution, population, ecology, or potential threats. It is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||This species is only known from the holotype said to be found from the Philippines. However, it is not found there today, and the true origin of the holotype is uncertain (Poppe pers. comm. 2011). Records from the northern Indian Ocean, including the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Bay of Bengal, the Red Sea and South Indonesia represent different species (Poppe pers. comm. 2011).|
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|Population:||There is no information on population levels for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The habitat and ecology of this species are unknown, as locality data are uncertain. Reports show depth recorded at 50-100 m (Röckel et al. 1995).|
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This species does not occur in the shell market.
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species at the present time.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. More research is needed regarding the true distribution, population status, and ecology of this species.|
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IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Rice, T. 2007. A Catalog of Dealers' Prices for Shells: Marine, Land and Freshwater. Sea and Shore Publications.
Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol 1. Verlag Christa Hemmen.
|Citation:||Kohn, A. 2013. Conus aculeiformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.|
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