Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Mexico to northern Peru (Tenorio et al. 2012).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found on subtidal sandy mud between 10 and 60 m. It is a vermivorous species (Nybakken 1979). Adults may grow to approximately 40 mm.

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 6 - 6
 
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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.

Contributor/s

Justification

This species is found from Mexico to northern Peru. This species is widely distributed, considered to be common, not over gathered, and has no known threats affecting it. Also the range of this species possibly overlaps marine protected areas. 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 common.
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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. The range of this species possibly overlaps marine protected areas.

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Wikipedia

Conus tornatus

Conus tornatus 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

Normal length is between 15 and 35 mm. The body whorl is narrowly elongated conical in shape. The spire is elevated and scalariform, conical in profile. The protoconch is multispiral. Color pattern is variable but rather simple.[2]

Distribution

Islas Cedros, Baja California to mid-Golfo de California, Mexico. South to Peru.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus tornatus G. B. Sowerby II, 1833.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Tenorio M.J., Tucker J.K. & Chaney H.W. (2012). The Families Conilithidae and Conidae. The Cones of the Eastern Pacific. In: Poppe G.T. & Groh K. (eds): A Conchological Iconography. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 112 pp., 88 pls.
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