Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Boavista in the Cape Verde Islands, where it is found off the north-east coast of the island, although not extending to Ponte Ferraira (Monteiro et al 2004).

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in shallow water of 1-5 m depth in sandy areas. Adults will typically grow to 30 mm in length (Monteiro et al 2004).


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
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E., Seddon, M.B. & Peters, H.

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Justification

This species is endemic to Boavista, Cape Verde, where it is found on the north-east coast of the island. The threats are low as this part of the range is inaccessible, there is currently no pollution and the species is considered common. Hence it is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population

Populations have been considered stable for the past 7 years and it is a common species within suitable habitats in the breeding season (Manuel J Tenorio, pers. comm. 2011).


Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species as the location is quite remote from access roads and there are no nearby villages and no known proposed developments.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

This species is poorly known, and there are no known conservation measures currently in place.

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Wikipedia

Conus delanoyae

Conus delanoyae 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.

Description[edit]

Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus delanoyae Trovão, 1979, showing variation in the species.
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus delanoyae Trovão, 1979, showing variation in the species.

Length: 15.5-22.5 cm

Distribution[edit]

They are founded in in the Atlantic island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Conus delanoyae Trovão, 1979.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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