Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species has a distribution in the western Caribbean, recorded from Nicaragua (Cabo Gracias a Dios), Honduras (Barra Patuca, Barra de Caratasca) and Panama (Portobelo), although it is probable that it will extend outside these specific locations and may be found also in Costa Rican waters (Coltro and Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus ernesti Petuch, 1990
Catalog Number: USNM 860542
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): J. Ernest
Locality: Off Portobelo, Panama, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 65 to 65
  • Holotype: Petuch. 1990. Nautilus. 104 (2): 67, figure 28-29.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found at depths between 10 and 100 m on sand bottoms. Adults will typically grow to approx 69 mm in length (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 has a distribution in the western Caribbean, recorded from Nicaragua (Cabo Gracias a Dios), Honduras (Barra Patuca, Barra de Caratasca) and Panama (Portobelo), although it is probable that it will extend outside these specific locations and may be found also in Costa Rican waters. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species at the present time.
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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 garciai

Conus garciai 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

This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea along Belize, Honduras and Panama.

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 69 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 37 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 49 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Conus garciai da Motta, 1982.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 24 July 2011.
  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.
  • 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
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp
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