Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from central-west Mexico to Ecuador (Tenorio et al. 2012).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths between 5 and 50 m on muddy sand (Tenorio et al. 2012). Adults of the species may grow to 150 mm in length (www.schnr-specimen-shells.com) but will typically be less than this.

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
Tenorio, M.J.

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

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Justification
This species occurs from central-west Mexico to Ecuador and is widely distributed, considered to be common, not over-collected and has no major threats affecting it. Also the range of this species probably 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. It is a common species.
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known to affect this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The distribution of this species probably overlaps marine protected areas.
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Wikipedia

Conus patricius

Apertural view of Conus patricius.

Conus patricius, common name the patrician cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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 size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 120 mm. The shell has a light flesh-color. The spire is gently acuminate. The earlier whorls are tuberculated. The body whorl is pyrriform. The outline is concave below, with revolving striae towards the base. [3]

Distribution

This species is found in the Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Cortez, Western Mexico, to Ecuador and along the Galápagos Islands.

References

  1. ^ Hinds, R. B., 1843. Descriptions of new shells from the collection of Captain Sir Edward Belcher. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 11: 255 -257
  2. ^ a b Conus patricius Hinds, 1843.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 17; 1884 (described as Conus pyriformis)
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition

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