Conus magnottei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus magnottei
Species Authority: Petuch, 1987
Conus edwardpauli Petuch, 1998
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-28
Assessor(s): Petuch, E.
Reviewer(s): Peters, H. & Coltro, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Phillips, G.
This species ranges from southern Belize to southern Honduras, and Roatan Island. There are no known threats. This is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from southern Belize to southern Honduras, and Roatan Island (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011).
Countries occurrence:
Belize; Guatemala; Honduras (Honduran Caribbean Is., Honduras (mainland))
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 1700
Lower depth limit (metres): 15
Upper depth limit (metres): 1
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Population [top]

Population: There are no recordings of population levels for C. magnottei in the literature.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This small species is found in coral sand and in coral rubble from 1-15 m.  Adults of the species typically grow to 14 mm in length (Rosenberg 2009).
Systems: Marine
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

In common with all Conus spp shells of this species are traded for the collector market. There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed. This species is traded for prices typically in the medium range (Rice 2007).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

This species does not have any known threats. It occurs partly inside a national park.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species. Part of its range is inside a national park.

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus magnottei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192464A2099726. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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