|Scientific Name:||Conus augur|
|Species Authority:||"S" Lightfoot, 1786|
Conus augur Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Conus magus Röding, 1798
Conus punctatus Gmelin, 1791
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Peters, H. & Raybaudi-Massilia, G.|
|Facilitator/s:||Peters, H., Bohm, M., Jones, L. & Sheriff, Z.|
This species occurs in shallow water and is widely distributed across the Indian ocean, from the south coast of Natal along East Africa to Sri Lanka. It has no known current threats to its population. It has therefore been assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in shallow water and is widely distributed across the Indian Ocean, from the south coast of Natal along East Africa to south India and Sri Lanka (Röckel et al. 1995). Reports of this species further east in South-East Asia are doubtful.|
Native:British Indian Ocean Territory; Comoros; India (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu); Kenya; Madagascar; Maldives; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mozambique; Réunion; Seychelles; Singapore; Somalia; South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal); Sri Lanka; Tanzania, United Republic of
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western
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|Population:||There are no data on population levels for this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs at depths between 3-25 m in muddy sand, beneath rocks, and within coral rubble. Adults will grow to approx. 76 mm but will typically be less than this (Röckel et al. 1995).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known material threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.|
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Franklin, J.B., Fernando, S.A., Chalke, B.A., Krishnan, K.S. 2007. Radular morphology of Conus (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda: Conidae) from India. Molluscan Research 27(3): 111-122.
GBIF. 2011. Global Biodiversity Information facility. Available at: http://data.gbif.org/occurrences/165324411/.
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Kohn, A. J. The Conus Biodiversity Website. Available at: http://biology.burke.washington.edu/conus/index.php. (Accessed: 01/03/2011).
Nadon, M.O., Griffiths, D., Doherty, E., and Harris, A. 2007. The status of coral reefs in the remote region of Andavadoaka, Southwest Madagascar. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 6(2): 207-218.
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.
Röckel, D., Korn, W., & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol. 1: Indo-Pacific Region.
|Citation:||Veldsman, S.G. 2013. Conus augur. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.|
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