|Scientific Name:||Conus aphrodite|
|Species Authority:||Petuch, 1979|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Peters, H. & Poppe, G.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Harwell, H., Peters, H. & Coggan, A.|
This species occurs in New Caledonia, the Philippines and Ryukyu island (between Taiwan and Japan) and Vanuatu. As a deep water species with a wide range and no obvious threats, this species has been assessed as of Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in New Caledonia, the Philippines and Ryukyu island (between Taiwan and Japan) and Vanuatu. (Röckel et al. 1995). The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2.|
Native:Japan (Nansei-shoto); New Caledonia; Philippines; Vanuatu
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|Population:||There are currently no data on this species' population in the literature. In the Philippines, it is relatively common around 200 m (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs over gravel and muddy gravel at depths of between 120 and 380 m . Adults grow to a maximum length of 23 mm, average of 16 mm (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).|
|Use and Trade:||In common with all Conus spp, this species is traded by specimen shell dealers for the collector market. There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed, however shells are sold in the mid range and are occasionally available (Rice 2007).|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are currently unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is very abundant in Aliguay Island, which is protected (G. Poppe pers. comm. 2011).|
Clark, M. R. and Koslow, J. A. 2008. Impacts of Fisheries on Seamounts. In: T. J. Pitcher, T. Morato, P. J. B. Hart, M. R. Clark, N. Haggan and R. S. Santos (eds), Seamounts: Ecology, Fisheries & Conservation, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford.
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.
Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online. Available at: http://seamounts.sdsc.edu. (Accessed: 2nd February 2011).
|Citation:||Kohn, A. 2013. Conus aphrodite. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.|
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