Overview

Distribution

A new endemic from Cape Verde
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
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Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found off the north coast of Maio in the area of Praia Real as well as the adjacent bays (Tenorio and Afonso 2004, Filmer 2001, amended 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in sand, in crevices and on rock platforms living in shallow water typically 0.5 m, but it can be found to 3 m in depth (Filmer 2001, amended 2009). Adults of the species typically grow to 35 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

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

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Justification
This species is highly restricted in its range being found only within 3 small bays along a strip of 8 km coastline. There are no plans for tourist development and no small harbours, nor any roads to the region, so there are no current threats to this species. The off-take for the shell trade is limited, and as such is not considered a threat. The species is currently considered Least Concern, but should the area be developed, or there be a road constructed, then the conservation status should be re-evaluated.
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Population

Population
This species is usually common in the range during the breeding season (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011). No changes have been seen in the populations during monitoring over last 8 years, so it is considered stable (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is endemic to an 8 km length of shoreline on a single island in the Cape Verde group. There are no plans for tourist development, and no small harbours, nor any roads to the region, so there are no current threats to this species. The off-take for the shell trade is limited, and as such is not considered a threat (M. J. Tenorio, pers. comm., 2011).

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus crioulus


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