Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs off Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago (Rosenberg 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Conus mappa has been collected via trawling off the coast of Venezuela where it occurs at between 5 and 50 m depth (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011). It is likely to be found in rubble or rocky/sandy substrate in the benthos. Adults of the species typically grow to 66 mm in length (Rosenberg 2009).

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 37 - 152
  Temperature range (°C): 24.513 - 24.513
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.218 - 1.218
  Salinity (PPS): 36.621 - 36.621
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.991 - 3.991
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.170 - 0.170
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.833 - 1.833

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 37 - 152
 
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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 occurs off Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago (Rosenberg 2009). 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. mappa in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known major 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 mappa

Conus mappa is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

There are two recognized subspecies:

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 mappa Lightfoot, 1786.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 7 August 2011.
  2. ^ Conus mappa granarius Kiener, 1845.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 September 2011.
  3. ^ Conus mappa trinitarius Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 11 September 2011.

Gallery

Below are two subspecies:

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