Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from the Gulf of Califonia to Colombia (Tenorio et al. 2012).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus recurvus helenae Schwengel, 1955
Catalog Number: USNM 617609
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): T. Dranga
Year Collected: 1952
Locality: Curu, Costa Rica, Gulf of Nicoya, North Pacific Ocean
  • Holotype: Schwengel, J. S. 1955. Nautilus. 69 (1): 15, plate 2, figure 14-15.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species probably occurs only in deepwater on rubble sand as the only specimens found have been brought to the surface by dredging. It is vermivorous species (Nybakken 1979). Once adult it can attain a size of approximately 50 mm.

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
Tenorio, M.J.

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

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Justification

This species occurs from the Gulf of California to Colombia. This species is widely distributed although uncommon. It has no known major threats affecting it. It is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
There are no population data available in the literature for this species. This species is uncommon as it is only accessible from dredging.
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species.
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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 scalaris

Conus scalaris 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. ^ a b Conus scalaris Valenciennes, 1832.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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