|Scientific Name:||Conus angasi|
|Species Authority:||Tryon, 1883|
<i>Conus</i> <i>metcalfei</i> Angas, 1877
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are some taxonomic confusion between this species and C. advertex Garrard 1961, and is accepted by Morrison and Singleton and Wilson 1994.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Peters, H. & Wells, F.E.|
|Facilitator/s:||Cubaynes, H., Peters, H. & Hines, A.|
This species is endemic to Australia and is probably restricted to the east coast between Fraser Island and Sydney. It has a depth of 130-250 m. There are no population data available for this species. It is considered to be scarce through its range. There are no major threats to this species and no commercial utilization. Changes to fishing methods and the reduction in overall bycatch in Australian fisheries has positively affected this species and reduced the amount of take. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Australia and is probably restricted to the east coast between Fraser Island and Sydney (Röckel et al.1995). It has a depth of 130-250 m.|
Native:Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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|Population:||There are no population data available for this species. It is considered to be scarce throughout its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found between 130 m and 250 m (Röckel et al. 1995, Beechey 2010) in sand with coarse shell rubble. Once mature, it can reach a size ranging from 30 to 46 mm (Röckel et al. 1995).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats known to affect this species as it has a deeper habitat and is not a specific target fishery.|
|Conservation Actions:||Changes to fishing methods and the reduction in overall bycatch in Australian fisheries has positively affected this species and reduced the amount of take.|
Beechey, D. 2010. Seashells of New South Wales. Available at: http://seashellsofnsw.org.au/index.htm. (Accessed: July 2011).
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:||Morrison, H. 2013. Conus angasi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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