Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from North Carolina to Cabo Catoche, Yucatan (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a deep water species living at depths of between 150 and 300 m and lives in muddy bottoms. The maximum size of adults is approx 52 mm (Rosenberg 2009).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 165 - 165
  Temperature range (°C): 18.183 - 18.183
  Nitrate (umol/L): 10.796 - 10.796
  Salinity (PPS): 36.261 - 36.261
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.463 - 3.463
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.646 - 0.646
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.033 - 5.033
 
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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
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Coltro, J.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found from North Carolina to Cabo Catoche, Yucatan. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for C. mcgintyi in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major threats to this species although destructive fishing methods such as trawling are known to occur in the area of this species' habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus mcgintyi

Conus mcgintyi is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.

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

Distribution

This is a western Atlantic species, which occurs from Florida to Brazil.

Description

Conus mcgintyi has elongate, many-whorled shell with a high conical spire. The external coloration is white with orange markings.

The maximum recorded shell length is 52.2 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 55 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 219 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Pilsbry H. A. (1955). "Another Floridan Conus". The Nautilus 69(2): 47-48, plate 3, figure 10-11.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.
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