Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species ranges from southern Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Conus portobeloensis Petuch, 1990
Catalog Number: USNM 860545
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Locality: Off Portobelo, Panama, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 30 to 30
  • Holotype: Petuch. 1990. Nautilus. 104 (2): 68, figure 32-33.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in depths of 10-30 m and lives in sand bottoms. Adults grow to approx 31 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Petuch, E.

Reviewer/s
Peters, H. & Coltro, J.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species ranges from southern Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. 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 C. portobeloensis 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 portobeloensis

Conus portobeloensis 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 30 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 30 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus portobeloensis Petuch, 1990.  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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