Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This recently described species is endemic to Senegal where it has been found off the island of Gorée, approx 2 km offshore from the city of Dakar (http://biology.burke.washington.edu).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Along rocky coastlines this species has been found at depths of 0-7 m and also at 35-40 m in sandy pockets. From shell collectors' websites this species has been found at sizes up to 27 mm (www.shellauction.net).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Monnier, E.

Reviewer/s
Tenorio, M.J. & Seddon, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
This recently described species is endemic to Senegal where it has been found off the island of Gorée, approx 2 km offshore from the city of Dakar (http://biology.burke.washington.edu). On the island the level of pollution is not high and there is some limited disturbance from recreational activities. This species is highly restricted in its range and present on a small offshore islet where no development is permitted. On a precautionary basis the species is assessed as Vulnerable D2, based on a single location, with possible impact from pollution events and recreational activities on the island.
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Population

Population
This recently described species has insufficient data to establish population trends.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This recently described species is found on a small offshore island, hence the level of pollution is not high. There is some limited disturbance from recreational activities as the island is very rocky with no beaches and it is not permitted to construct new buildings on the island.

There are very few specimens known and little trade in shells at present (E. Monnier pers. com. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is highly restricted in its range and present on a small offshore islet where no development is permitted. The island is not protected and there are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus tacomae

Conus tacomae 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 tacomae Boyer & Pelorce, 2009.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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