Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found off the island of Boavista. It is known from the north and east coasts from Derrubado to Porto Ferreira (Tenorio and Afonso 2004). The distribution of this recently described species is not fully researched.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs between 1 and 5 m depth. Adults of this species grow to 15-30 mm .

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E. & Seddon, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found off the north and east coast of the island of Boavista. Although this species is highly restricted in its range and relatively scarce in the market there are no known threats nor future plans for development and there are no conservation measures currently in place.

The species is considered to be Least Concern. Should any threat appear then the revised status would be Vulnerable D2.
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Population

Population
This species is recently described and uncommon (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Although this species has a restricted range, it has no known threats. With poor access to the area and no roads, there are no plans for development (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is highly restricted in its range and would benefit from further research into abundance and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus vulcanus

Conus vulcanus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus vulcanus Tenorio & Afonso, 2004.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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