Overview

Distribution

Endemic to Sal Island. It is a species at high extinction risk due its limited distribution.
  • Rolán E., 2005. Malacological Fauna From The Cape Verde Archipelago. Part 1, Polyplacophora and Gastropoda.
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Conus serranegrae

Conus serranegrae 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 small, spire short. White background with a cream to light brown reticulated pattern, sometimes zigzag. Often, the colors appear to form spiral bands. Shell up to 18 mm.[2]

Distribution

Known only from the type locality: Serra Negra, Sal, Cape Verde. In shallow water. It is a species at high extinction risk due to its limited distribution.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus serranegrae Rolán, 1990.  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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