Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Caribbean coast from Belize to Honduras, primarily on the offshore islands (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus kulkulcan Petuch, 1980
Catalog Number: USNM 784487
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: N side of Roatan Id., Honduras
Microhabitat: Sand under large coral boulders
Depth (m): 2 to 2
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. 1980. Nautilus. 94 (3): 117, figure 11-15.
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Paratype for Conus kulkulcan Petuch, 1980
Catalog Number: USNM 784598
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: N Side Isla Roatan, Honduras, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Microhabitat: In sand under large coral boulders
Depth (m): 2 to 2
  • Paratype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits the sand and rubble areas of coral reefs at depths of 2 to 15 m. Adults will typically grow to 36 mm but may be less than this (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 is found from Belize and Honduras, primarily on the offshore islands. 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 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 kulkulcan

Conus kulkulcan 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 36 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 2 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 15 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus kulkulcan Petuch, 1980.  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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