Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Mexico and is found only in the Campeche Bank off the southern Gulf coast of the Yucatan (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a deepwater species living at depths of 50 to 200 m in sandy mud. Adults of the species are typically 24 mm max.

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 species is found only in the Campeche Bank off the southern Gulf coast of Mexico. 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 C. rainesae 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

Conus rainesae

Conus rainesae 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 25 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 55 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 110 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus rainesae McGinty, 1953.  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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