Conus alabaster 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus alabaster Reeve, 1849
Taxonomic Notes: The holotype of this species is a juvenile.  It has been suggested that this species is a synonym of Conus sulcatus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor(s): Kohn, A.
Reviewer(s): Peters, H. & Poppe, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harwell, H., Peters, H. & Coggan, A.
This species is only known from the holotype from the China Sea and a handful of specimens in collections from the Philippines. Nothing is known regarding its population status, habitat, or ecology.  This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus.  It is currently listed as Data Deficient, and future research is recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The only specimens on record are from the Philippines and the holotype was described from the China Sea (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).  This species may be a synonym of Conus sulcatus.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:Unknown
Lower depth limit (metres):50
Upper depth limit (metres):20
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Population [top]

Population:Less than half a dozen adult specimens are known (A. J. Kohn pers. comm. 2011).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Little is known regarding the habitat and ecology of this species.  It is thought to occur at depths between 20 and 50 m (Röckel et al. 1995).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information available regarding the utilization of this species.  It is only known from a handful of specimens.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The are no known threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries). There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.

Citation: Kohn, A. 2013. Conus alabaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192375A2082977. . Downloaded on 22 August 2018.
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