Conus stimpsoni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus stimpsoni
Species Authority: Dall, 1902
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 is a wide-ranging species and there are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs  from North Carolina (Cape Hatteras), off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida including the Keys, Louisiana and Mexico (Campeche) (Rosenberg 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Campeche); United States (Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Lower depth limit (metres): 200
Upper depth limit (metres): 20
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Population [top]

Population: There are no recordings of population levels for this species 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 deepwater species lives at depths between 20 and 200 m probably in mud and/or sand. Adults grow to approx 50 mm but will typically be less than this (Rosenberg 2009).
Systems: Marine
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown

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 available in the shell collector market where it fetches a medium price (Rice 2007).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species at the present time.  Some scarcity of specimens can probably be considered as resulting from the deep-water in which they live.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus stimpsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192683A2140808. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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