Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off the coast of Venezuela from Cumana, then west to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus rachelae Petuch, 1988
Catalog Number: USNM 784468
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Triste, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
  • Holotype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths of approx 30-100 m in mud bottoms. Adults of the species typically grow to 24 mm (Rosenberg 2009).

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
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs off the coast of Venezuela from Cumana, then east to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. There are no known threats. This species lives in deeper waters with muddy bottoms. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for C. rachelae in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown.
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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 rachelae

Conus rachelae 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 24 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 35 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 35 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus rachelae Petuch, 1988.  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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