Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the north coast of Honduras and is found off the Honduran island of Utila (Petuch, pers. comm. 2011).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus sunderlandi Petuch, 1987
Catalog Number: USNM 859892
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Year Collected: 1986
Locality: Bahia Islands, Off Utila Island, Honduras, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Microhabitat: In sand near weed beds
Depth (m): 18 to 18
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. 75, plate 12, figure 13-16.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a shallow water species that lives at depths from 5 to 18 m. It occurs in coral sand. Adults of the species typically grow to 33 mm but will generally 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 endemic to the north coast of Honduras and is also found off the island of Utila. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

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

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known 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 sunderlandi

Conus sunderlandi 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 33 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 18 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 18 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus sunderlandi 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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