Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Ecuador (Tenorio et al. 2012).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is mainly found on sandy and mud substrate at depths of between 10 and 400 m (Tenorio et al. 2012). Adults of this species can grow to approx 98 mm (www.schnr-specimen-shells.com) but will typically be less than this.

Systems
  • Marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Conus archon

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Conus archon

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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., Petuch, E. & Peters, H.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species occurs off the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Ecuador. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no population data available for this species in the literature.
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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 archon

Abapertural view of shell of Conus archon Broderip, 1833.

Conus archon 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

The spire is concavely elevated, not coronated. The body whorl is smooth and slightly striate below. The shell is irregularly marbled with chestnut and white, with equidistant chestnut revolving lines bearing white spots. The length of the shell varies between 38 mm and 70 mm[2]

Distribution

This marine species occurs off the West Coast of Central America.

References

  1. ^ Conus archon Broderip, 1833.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ G.W. Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI p. 27; 1884
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