IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Distribution

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Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands. There are currently two subspecies, one found on Boavista and the other on Maio Island. The two subspecies are considered separately, pending further information on their taxonomic status.

The subspecies Conus damottai damottai is only found in the north-east of Boavista Island around the area of Baía das Gatas (5 km of coast) and also in the north around Derrubado (1 km of coast), a total Area of Occupancy (12 km2). There are additional records from 3 localities from Boavista. [See Digital Map for Conus damottai damottai]

The subspecies Conus damottai galeao is only found on the north coast of Maio Island at Baíado Navio Quebrado and the adjoining Baíado Galeão which together include approx 9 km (Monteiro et al 2004). Therefore records from 3-4 subpopulations in the bays and is associated with soft anthrozoa from Maio Island (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011). [See Digital Map for Conus damottai galeao]

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