Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the western region of the north coast of South America where it is found from Caribbean coast of Colombia from Golfo de Morosquillo to Golfo Triste, Venezuela (www.femorale.com.br).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus paulae Petuch, 1988
Catalog Number: USNM 859948
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): E. Petuch
Locality: Los Monjes Islands, Off Mouth Of Gulf Of Venezuela, Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
  • Holotype: Petuch, E. J. Neogene History of Tropical American Mollusks: Biogeography and Evolutionary Patterns of Tropical Western Atlantic Mollusks. 159, plate 36, figure 5-6.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths between 30-100 m in muddy bottoms and shell hash. Adults of the species grow to approx 31 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 found from Caribbean coast of Colombia from Golfo de Morosquillo to Golfo Triste, Venezuela. Despite its scarcity, there are known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There are no recordings of population levels for C. paulae in the literature.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Although this species is uncommon, there are no known threats.
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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 paulae

Conus paulae 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 31 mm.[2]

Habitat

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

References

  1. ^ Conus paulae Petuch, 1988.  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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