Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Angola where it is found from Limagens at its northern extent to Baía da Lucira in the south (Monteiro et al. 2004), a coastal distance of approx 100 km along a coastline with many bays and promontories that result in a habitat length of 210 km.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Conus trovaoi Rolan & Rockel, 2000
Catalog Number: USNM 904975
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: Limagens, Angola, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 1 to 3
  • Paratype: Rolan, E. & Rockel, D. 2000. Argonauta. 13(2): 5-44, figs.87-91.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found buried in sand under rocks (Filmer 2001, amended 2009), at depths of 1-3 m. It is found in calm waters (no wave action). Adults of the species typically grow to 40 mm in length.

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
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E. & Seddon, M.

Contributor/s
Veldsman, S.G.

Justification
Although this species is relatively range-restricted, there are currently no threats affecting it as it occurs along a sparsely populated stretch of coast. Oil prospecting has been carried out along Angola's coast and eventual oil exploration may have an effect in the future although there are no current developments of these activities. At present the species is considered to be of Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no records of population levels for this species in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
This species lives along a coastline much of which is characterised by bays and inlets with rocky shores and few human settlements. There are currently no perceived threats to this species. Oil prospection has been going on along the Angolan coast, but there is no further development on this at the moment, so this is not considered a current threat; it may be more significant in the future if oil drilling commences (M. J. Tenorio and S. Veldsman pers. comm. 2011).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species may benefit from further research into abundance and threats 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 trovaoi

Conus trovaoi 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 trovaoi Rolán & Röckel, 2000.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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