|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).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) south to Turks and Caicos (http://www.femorale.com.br).|
Native:Bahamas; Cuba; Turks and Caicos Islands
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
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|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.|
|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).|
|Major Threat(s):||A potential threat to this species is the ongoing destruction of living coral reef habitat.|
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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 March 2014.|
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