Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the coast of Senegal where it is restricted to an area around Dakar, from Ile de Yoff north of the city and south around the Cap Vert Peninsular with its centre at the districts of Ouakam and Anse Bernard. Further populations are reported around Popenguine further south along the coast and around Gorée Island off the SE coast of the peninsular (Monteiro et al 2004). The total coast along which this species occurs is projected at approx 80-90 kms, with 5 subpopulations recognised over the area.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found under rocks at 0.5 m (http://www.seashell-collector.com) to 15 m depth (Poppe and Poppe 2011). Adults will grow to typically 30 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Monnier, E.

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

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Justification
The length of coast along which this species occurs is projected at approx 80-90 kms, with 5 subpopulations recognised over the area. The species is normally scarce in samples. It is subject to multiple threats consistent with occupying habitat close to and surrounding a major industrial and commercial centre . The species is considered to be Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii).
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Population

Population
The species is normally scarce in samples, whereas the several species that live in the same habitats are more frequent (e.g. C. cacao, C. taslei). At some sites there is a decrease in the population size. It should be noted that, in terms of microhabits, the species is always found on its own, and not with other species that are found at the same site (E. Monnier pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is largely found along the coast of the Cap Vert peninsular which is dominated by the city of Dakar, highly urbanized and with extensive port facilities and commercial development. In common with many developing countries there is the danger of inadequate control over the release of pollutants into the marine environment. Further populations of this species are found on Gorée Island off the peninsular and therefore are subject to similar threats. A separate population 50 km SE of Dakar at Popenguine is in a region where there is tourism and recreational activities, however these are less impacted than the northern populations.

Marine pollution along the whole of this coastline, in particular around the Cap Vert Peninsular, from industrial and domestic discharges including sewage, chemicals and other toxins, presents a severe problem to marine creatures living in the area (UNEP 2009).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range and would benefit from further research into abundance and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus cloveri

Conus cloveri 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. ^ a b Conus cloveri Walls, 1978.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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