Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to southern Angola where it is found from Benguela at its northernmost extent to Santa Maria in the south (Monteiro et al. 2004), a coastal distance of approx 150 - 160 km along a shoreline with many bays and promontories. There is a possible population of the species in the south, in Namib province, but this needs confirmation; if validated, this would extend its known range (see original description - Rolán & Röckel 2000).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Adults of the species typically grow to 25 mm in length. It is found in shallow water at depths of 1-3 m buried in sand and pebbles (Rolán & Röckel 2000).


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
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E., Seddon, M. & Bohm, M.

Contributor/s
Veldsman, S.G.

Justification
This species occurs in an area with no perceived current threats. Oil prospecting has been carried out along Angola's coast and eventual oil exploration may have an effect on Angola's coast in the future, but there is no current development of these activities. At present, however, the species has been classified as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no records of population levels for this species in the literature, which has only recently been described.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats to this species. Oil prospection has been going on along the Angolan coast, but there is no further development on this at the moment so this is not considered a current threat; it may be more significant in the future if oil drilling commences (M. J. Tenorio and S. Veldsman pers. comm. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has only recently been described and would benefit from further research. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus tenuilineatus

Conus tenuilineatus 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 tenuilineatus Rolán & Röckel, 2001.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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