Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Mediterranean and Atlantic region close to Faro, Portugal with an approximate coastal area of 50 km in this region. There are also populations around Lampedusa (Monteiro et al 2004) and the species probably has other populations scattered throughout the region (Manuel J Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in shallow water to 2 m depth in muddy-sand, near estuaries. The populations on Lampedusa may be found in deeper water. Adults of the species will grow to approx. 40 mm (Monteiro et al 2004).


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
Monnier, E. & Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Seddon, M.B.

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Justification

This species is endemic to the Mediterranean specifically the Algave, Portugal and Lampedusa, Italy, but possibly also at other sites. At present it is only known from a few locations where it is scarce. Its habitat quality is not thought to be in decline,and there are only low-level threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population

The populations are not fully understood.


Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats

Although the species has a limited range, most of the sites lie in protected marine zones, and hence it is considered to have few threats. There is some trade in the species, as some collectors consider it to be a form of the more widespread Conus ventricosus.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

Some of the sites for this species lie in protected marine zones although there are no known specific conservation measures currently in place.

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Wikipedia

Conus desidiosus

Conus desidiosus 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

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus desidiosus A. Adams, 1855.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 28 March 2010.
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