Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This tiny species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found on the northwest coast of the island of Sal, from Ponte Norte, Palhona south to Regona, a distance of approx 12 km (Monteiro et al. 2004). It is a species that is adapted to heavy surf conditions along the rocky coasts.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is only possible to sample this species at low tide, where it is present in intertidal pools. It is a species that is adapted to heavy surf conditions along the rocky coasts (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011). This species is found in shallow water just below low tide on rocks and algae (Poppe and Poppe 2011). Adults of the species are very small and typically grow to only 12 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

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 north coast of the island of Sal. Although this species is highly restricted in its range there are no known threats nor future plans for development and hence there are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. The species is considered to be Least Concern. Any plans for a major harbour close by would require the conservation status to be revisited.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Population

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

Population Trend
Stable
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Threats

Major Threats

This species is highly restricted in its range being found only along a single stretch of coastline of just 12 km. The inaccessible habitats and the remoteness of the site, as well as the very small size offer it protection from casual collectors, and hence the species is not considered to be impacted by current collecting levels.

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is highly restricted in its range and would benefit from further research into abundance and threats before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Source: IUCN

Trusted

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Wikipedia

Conus miruchae

Conus miruchae 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 miruchae Röckel, Rolán & Monteiro, 1980.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Source: Wikipedia

Unreviewed

Article rating from 0 people

Default rating: 2.5 of 5

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!