Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Brazil from Ceara State to Pernambuco State (Coltro in press 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths of 18 to 35 m in coral sand. Adults will grow to approx 19 mm in length (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
Coltro, J.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is endemic to Brazil from Ceara State to Pernambuco State. 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 this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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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

Artemidiconus selenae

Artemidiconus selenae is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conorbidae.[2]

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

The size of an adult shell varies between 7 mm and 19 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Northern Brazil.

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 19 mm.[3]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 18 m.[3] Maximum recorded depth is 135 m.[3]

References

  1. ^ Van Mol, J.-J., Tursch, B., and Kempf, M., 1967. Mollusques Prosobranches: Les Conidae de Brésil. Étude Basée en Partie sur les Spécimens Recueillis par la Calypso. Annals of the Institute of Oceanography, 45 (2 ): 234 -254
  2. ^ a b Artemidiconus selenae (Van Mol, Tursch & Kempf, 1967).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ 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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