Overview

Distribution

Endemic to Boavista Islands. Species at high risk of extinction.
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
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Conus salreiensis

Conus salreiensis 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.

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Description

Shell conical, with rounded shoulder and short spire. Dark brown on the spire and the base; the rest of the last whorl bears several spiral bands varying from light brown to yellowish. Under magnification it is possible to see numerous axial thin brown lines. Shell up to 25 mm.[2]

Distribution

Known only from the northwest of Boavista Island, Cape Verde, where it is an endemic species, living in shallow waters. Due to the small range there is a high risk of extinction.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus salreiensis Rolán (Mosquera), 1980.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Rolán E. (2005). Malacological Fauna from the Cape Verde Archipelago. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, 455 pp., ISBN 3-325-31973-2.
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