Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found off the coast of Colombia and Venezuela (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011; www.femoral.com.br).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Conus venezuelanus Petuch, 1987
Catalog Number: USNM 846322
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Off Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Venezuela, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 35 to 35
  • Paratype: Petuch, E. J. 1987. New Caribbean Molluscan Faunas. p. 113-114.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species lives at depths of approx 30 to100 m probably in sandy mud. Adults of the species typically grow to 27 mm (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 off the coast of Colombia and Venezuela. 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 venezuelanus

Conus venezuelanus 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 27 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 25 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 25 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus venezuelanus 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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