Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it has been found at two sites in the north and north-west of the island of Boavista at Praia Zebraca, Baía das Gatas and the islet of Sal Rei respectively (Monteiro et al. 2004). The distribution at each location is highly restricted being less than 8 km² for each site. There may be other populations in suitable habitats elsewhere on the island.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives on rocky reefs in shallow water at typically 0–2 m depth (Poppe and Poppe 2011). Adults of the species are very small and typically grow to less than 20 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

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

Contributor/s
Peters, H.

Justification
This species is highly restricted in its range being found at just two small locations on Boavista in Cape Verde with AOO estimated as 16 km². There is limited harvesting of this species and the population is not declining. At present most of its range is relatively undisturbed. However, Boavista in particular and Cape Verde generally is undergoing an explosive growth in tourism and associated development which may affect future populations of this species, and although there are no current threats, if harvest levels were to increase in future this may cause the species to decline, but not quite to the extent that the species would become Extinct or Critically Endangered in a very short time frame. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened.
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Population

Population
This species is usually very common during the breeding season at the type locality. It is therefore considered stable (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is endemic to a small length of shoreline on the island of Boavista in the Cape Verde group. The other site is in the channel away from any threats. There are no known plans for tourist development and no small harbours nor any roads to the region, indicating there are no current threats to this species. However, Boavista in particular and Cape Verde generally is undergoing an explosive growth in tourism and associated development (Instituto Nacional de Estatística Cabo Verde, http://www.ine.cv/) which may affect future populations of this species through gleaning and habitat disturbance, although the off-take for the shell trade is limited and as such is not considered a threat (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

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

Conus evorai


Conus evorai 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. ^ Conus evorai Monteiro, Fernandes & Rolán, 1995.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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