Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This shallow water species is endemic to the east coast of Sal Island in the Cape Verde Islands, from point approximately 6 km north to 8 km south of Pedra Lume (Monteiro et al. 2004), with a projected range along 30 km of coastline.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found under rocks at shallow depths of less than a metre (Filmer 2001, M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011) with a lower depth of 5 m. Adults will grow to around 10-22 mm in length.

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.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found off the east coast of the island of Sal. Although this species is highly restricted in its range and currently relatively scarce in the market, there are no known significant threats and hence there are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. The species is considered to be Least Concern, although it has a restricted range. A conservation re-assessment would be required, should there be a change to the status which is based on the fact that there are no known threats nor future plans for development.
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Population

Population
The populations are considered stable over the last 10 years and the species is a common species in suitable habitats in the breeding season in the region (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is endemic to a 30 km length of shoreline on a single island in the Cape Verde group. There is a small harbour but the species is not impacted by the fishing activity from this harbour. There are no plans to develop this area at present, and so there are no known threats from it (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has a restricted range and there are no known conservation measures currently in place.
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Wikipedia

Conus antoniomonteiroi

Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus antoniomonteiroi Rolán, 1990, showing variation in the species.

Conus antoniomonteiroi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Archipelago

References

  1. ^ Rolán, E., 1990. Descripcion de Nuevas Especies y Subespecies del Genero Conus (Mollusca: Neogastropoda) para el Archipelago de Cabo Verde. Iberus: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Malocologia, Suppl. 2: 5 -70
  2. ^ Conus antoniomonteiroi Rolán, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • Afonso C.M.L. & Tenorio M.J. (2004) Conus cuneolus Reeve, 1843 and related species in Sal Island, Cape Verde Archipelago (Gastropoda, Conidae). Visaya 1(1): 31-43.
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.


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