Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species ranges from Colombia to the Bahamas, also in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, through Central America, in all the West Indies islands, and along the northern South American coast (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives on sand and rubble substrate on coral reefs at depths of between 5 and 20 m. Adults of the species will typically grow to 28 mm (Rosenberg 2009).

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
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species ranges from Colombia to the Bahamas, in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, through Central America, in all the West Indies islands, and along the northern South American coast. Owing to its wide distribution there are no known threats to this species. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species. This is a moderately uncommon species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species has a wide distribution and there are no known threats at the present time.
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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 attenuatus

Conus attenuatus 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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Distribution

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 28 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 10 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 81 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Conus attenuatus Reeve, 1844.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  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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