Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found off the northwestern shores of the island of Boavista between Baíadas Gatas and Porto Ferreira (Monteiro et al. 2004), a distance of approx 13 km of coast.
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Known only from Boavista Island, Cape Verde, between 3 and 12 m. At high risk of extinction due to the limited distribution.
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in shallow water to 5 m depth (Röckel et al. 1995). Adults of the species typically grow to 20 mm in length.

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
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M. & Monnier, E.

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Justification
This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found only in the northwest of the island of Boavista around Baía das Gatas, a coastline of approx 13 km. 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. Should any threat appear then the revised status would be Vulnerable D2.
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Population

Population
The populations are considered to have been stable for the last 10 years and this inconspicuous species is found occasionally in suitable habitats in the breeding season in the region (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

This species is highly restricted in its range being found along a single 13 km stretch of coastline on the island of Boavista in remote area with limited road access, and so there are no threats other than small population size and range.


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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has a restricted range and there are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species and none considered necessary. The beach is a marine turtle nesting beach with monitoring during the breeding season.
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Wikipedia

Conus roeckeli

Conus roeckeli 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 roeckeli Rolán (Mosquera), 1980.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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