Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from North Carolina (Cape Hatteras), off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida including the Keys, Louisiana and Mexico (Campeche) (Rosenberg 2009).
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Range Description

This species is found from Puerto Roosevelt, Guatemala to Golfo Triste, Venezuela (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011).

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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus aureopunctatus Petuch, 1987
Catalog Number: USNM 859874
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Falcon, Off Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Venezuela, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. 110, plate 25, figure 5-6.
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Holotype for Conus stimpsoni Dall, 1902
Catalog Number: USNM 107371
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Locality: Florida Keys, Off Key West, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 110 to 110
  • Holotype: Dall, W. H. 1902. Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus. 24(1264): 503, pl. 29, fig. 7.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This deepwater species lives at depths between 20 and 200 m probably in mud and/or sand. Adults grow to approx 50 mm but will typically be less than this (Rosenberg 2009).

Systems
  • Marine
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Specimens of this species have been found from 10-100 m depth in sandy mud and rubble. This species will grow to approx 17 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
Petuch, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This is a wide-ranging species and there are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria
B1b(iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is found from Puerto Roosevelt, Guatemala to Golfo Triste, Venezuela. 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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Population

Population
Population information for this species is not available. This is a moderatly common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at the present time. Some scarcity of specimens can probably be considered as resulting from the deep-water in which they live.
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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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Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

This species is scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.

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Wikipedia

Conus stimpsoni

Conus stimpsoni 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

Distribution

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 50 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 42 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 196 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Conus stimpsoni Dall, 1902.  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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