Conus archetypus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Conus archetypus
Species Authority: Crosse, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: C archetypus is now known to be part of a large species complex found from the lesser Antillies to central Brasil, comprising at least eight species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor/s: Coltro, J.
Reviewer/s: Peters, H. & Petuch, E.
Facilitator/s: Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.
Owing to its wide distribution in Brazil there appears to be no imminent threat to this species. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Brazil where it is found from Bahia state to southern Espirito Santo state (Coltro J. in press 2011).
Brazil (Bahia, Espírito Santo)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information for C. archetypus.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in mud and rubble sand at 50 to 80 m depth (Coltro pers. comm. 2011) with adults typically growing to 32 mm (Rosenberg 2009).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats now that trawling is unlawful in Brazil (Coltro pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
Citation: Coltro, J. 2013. Conus archetypus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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