Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to an area ranging from Cobo la Vela, Colombia, the Gulf of Venezuela and the Monges Islands, Venezuela (Petuch pers. comm. 2011, 1987).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus kevani Petuch, 1987
Catalog Number: USNM 859884
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Near The Monges Islands, Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Venezuela, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. 111, plate 25, figure 8-9.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found from 30-100 m on sand bottoms (Petuch pers. comm. 2011), with adults typically 17 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 is endemic to an area ranging from Cobo la Vela, Colombia, the Gulf of Venezuela and the Monges Islands, Venezuela. There are no known threats and it lives in an uninhabited area. 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. It occurs in an unihabited area.
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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 kevani

Conus kevani 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 17 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 35 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 35 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus kevani Petuch, 1987.  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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