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known only from Derrubado, Boavista Is., in 2-3 m. It is an insular endemic of Boavista. This species may be considered at high risk of extinction because of its limited range and shallow habitat.
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Conus derrubado

Conus derrubado 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.

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Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 14 mm and 33 mm. This species risks extinction because of its limited range and shallow habitat.

Distribution

This marine species is endemic to Boavista Island., Cape Verde Islands, living among zoantharians.

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. ^ a b Conus derrubado Rolán, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 18 July 2011.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • 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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