Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This deep water species is found offshore on the western edge of the Bahamas Platforms and Straits of Florida (Petuch 1987).

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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus leekremeri Petuch, 1987
Catalog Number: USNM 859885
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Grand Bahama Island, Off Southern Coast, Bahamas, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 240 to 240
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. 54, plate 9, figure 7-8.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a deepwater species and found between 100-300 m depth in coarse carbonate sediments (Petuch 2011). Adults of the species typically grow to 30 mm (Rosenberg 2009).

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

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 restricted in its distribution and occurs in deep water. There are only 10 known specimens, but little is known about them. Destructive fishing methods such as trawling are known to occur in the area of this species' habitat. It is listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is no population information for this species. There are fewer than 10 specimens of this species collected by scientific dredges (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Destructive fishing methods such as trawling are known to occur in the area of this species' habitat.
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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 leekremeri

Conus leekremeri 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 30 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 240 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 240 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus leekremeri 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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