Conus speciosissimus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Conus speciosissimus
Species Authority: Reeve, 1848
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-29
Assessor(s): Petuch, E.
Reviewer(s): Peters, H. & Coltro, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Phillips, G.
This species is found in Turks and Caicos to Mona Island off Puerto Rico. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found off Turks and Caicos and south to Mona Island off Puerto Rico (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Turks and Caicos Islands
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
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Population [top]

Population: There are no recordings of population levels for this species in the literature.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found at depths of 5-20 m on coral reefs.  Adults will typically grow to 20 mm (Rosenberg 2009)
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: In common with all Conus spp shells of this species are traded for the collector market.  There is little information on prices for shells.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus speciosissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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