|Scientific Name:||Conus aureopunctatus|
|Species Authority:||Petuch, 1987|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern B1b(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Peters, H. & Coltro, J.|
|Facilitator/s:||Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.|
This species is found from Puerto Roosevelt, Guatemala to Golfo Triste, Venezuela. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found from Puerto Roosevelt, Guatemala to Golfo Triste, Venezuela (Petuch and Coltro pers. comm. 2011).
Native:Colombia (Colombia (mainland)); Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland)); Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Venezuela (mainland))
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
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|Population:||Population information for this species is not available. This is a moderatly common species in suitable habitat.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Specimens of this species have been found from 10-100 m depth in sandy mud and rubble. This species will grow to approx 17 mm in length (Rosenberg 2009)|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
This species is 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 aureopunctatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|
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