The distribution is as follows:
C. a. algoensis: from Saldanan Bay to the False Bay area (Danger Point);
C. a. form agulhasi: Agulhas Bank;
C. a. form scitulus: Harmanus to Cape Agulhas;
C. a. simplex: False Bay area from Muizenberg to Cape Point (S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011, Liltved and Millard 1989).
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs from 0-50 m in some areas. Subspecies and forms are all found in similar types of habitat. The species also occurs intertidally, and can be found under small to large boulders, on sandy reefs (S. Veldsman pers. comm. October 2011).
Depth range (m): 1.8288 - 1.8288
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IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species could be vulnerable to a major pollution event. Individuals in the intertidal area could be affected by pollution, and the population in intertidal areas has already been declining. For populations at deeper depths, pollution is not considered a threat.
There are four subspecies :
- Conus algoensis algoensis Sowerby, G.B. I, 1834 (synonym: Conus algoensis agulhasi Coomans, Moolenbeek & Wils, 1980)
- Conus algoensis norpothi Lorenz, 2015 (alternate representation: Conus (Sciteconus) algoensis norpothi Lorenz, 2015)
- Conus algoensis scitulus Reeve, 1849 (synonym: Conus scitulus Reeve, 1849)
- Conus algoensis simplex Sowerby, G.B. II, 1857 (synonym: Conus simplex G. B. Sowerby II, 1858 )
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This marine species occurs off the south coast of South Africa.
- Conus algoensis G. B. Sowerby I, 1834. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 March 2010.
- Rosenberg, G.; Bouchet, P. (2013). Conus algoensis Sowerby I, 1834. Accessed though: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=225448 on 2013-11-01
Conus algoensis simplex