Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) south to Turks and Caicos (http://www.femorale.com.br).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The preferred habitat of this species is on coral reefs within living corals. It occurs at depths between 10 and 40 m with adults typically growing to 45 mm (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 species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) to Turks and Caicos. There are no immediate threats, but a potential threat may be coral reef destruction and degredation. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
This species is most common along the shore of northern Cuba. It is a poorly documented species for which there is no population information (Tucker 2010). This is a cryptic species and difficult to collect.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
A potential threat to this species is the ongoing destruction of living coral reef habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

This species is restricted in its range and very 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 arangoi

Conus arangoi 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 45.5 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 10 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 30 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus arangoi Sarasúa, 1977.  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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