Conus arangoi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Conus arangoi
Species Authority: Sarasua, 1977
Conus alainallaryi Bozzetti & Monnier, 2009
Taxonomic Notes: Conus alainallaryi, listed as a synonym, is now considered to be a valid species restricted to the northern coast of Colombia (Coltro and Petuch pers. comm. 2011).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor/s: Petuch, E.
Reviewer/s: Peters, H. & Coltro, J.
Facilitator/s: Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.
This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) to Turks and Caicos. There are no immediate threats, but a potential threat may be coral reef destruction and degredation. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) south to Turks and Caicos (
Bahamas; Cuba; Turks and Caicos Islands
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population: This species is most common along the shore of northern Cuba.  It is a poorly documented species for which there is no population information (Tucker 2010). This is a cryptic species and difficult to collect.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The preferred habitat of this species is on coral reefs within living corals.  It occurs at depths between 10 and 40 m with adults typically growing to 45 mm (Rosenberg 2009).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A potential threat to this species is the ongoing destruction of living coral reef habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is restricted in its range and very scarce in the market and would benefit from further research into populations, distribution, habitat, level of off-take and threats (including the impact of fisheries) before any action plan can be formulated. There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus arangoi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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