Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in the western Caribbean, including Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama (Rosenberg 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths of 5 to 30 m where it lives among algae in coral sand. Adults will 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
Petuch, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species ranges along the western Caribbean coastline and offshore islands and banks. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There is no known threat to this species.
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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 flammeacolor

Conus flammeacolor 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 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 20 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 55 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus flammeacolor Petuch, 1992.  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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