Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This recently described deep water species is known to occur in the Turks & Caicos Islands (Rosenberg 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a deepwater species having been found at approx 440 m off the Turks & Caicos Islands. Adults of the species typically grow to 42 mm (Rosenberg 2009).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Coltro, J.

Contributor/s

Justification
Destructive fishing methods such as trawling are known to occur in the area of this species' habitat. There is very little known about this species, including the range. There are only 18 specimens. This species is listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature. This species is known from 18 specimens (Petuch pers. comm 2011).


Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Destructive fishing methods such as trawling are known to occur in the area of this species' habitat.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus lenhilli

Conus lenhilli 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

Distribution

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 41.3 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 440 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 440 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus lenhilli Cargile, 1998.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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