Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Brazil from Ceara State to Fernando de Noronha Island (Coltro in press).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at between 6 to 150 m, probably in mud and/or sand. Adults of the species typically grow to 26 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
Coltro, J.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Petuch, E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to Brazil from Ceara State to Fernando de Noronha Island. There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature. This species is only known from a few specimens. There are no known threats and part of the range is in a protected area. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

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

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. It is protected in a marine national park in Fernando de Noronha Island.
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Wikipedia

Conus scopulorum

Conus scopulorum 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 26.5 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 47 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 120 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus scopulorum Van Mol, Tursch & Kempf, 1971.  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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