Conus andamanensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Conus andamanensis
Species Authority: E.A. Smith, 1878
Common Name/s:
English Andaman Cone

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-27
Assessor/s: Kohn, A.
Reviewer/s: Peters, H. & Poppe, G.
Facilitator/s: Peters, H., Harwell, H. & Howarth, L.

This species is only known from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  No information is available regarding the true extent of its distribution, population status, ecology, or potential threats.  It is currently listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species of cone snail is endemic to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Röckel et al. 1995).
India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population levels for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in sand between the intertidal and shallow subtidal (Rockel et al. 1995). Adults of the species typically grow to approx 31 mm although they are often smaller.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.  More research is needed regarding its distribution, population status, ecology, and potential threats.
Citation: Kohn, A. 2013. Conus andamanensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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