Conus bajanensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus bajanensis
Species Authority: Nowell-Usticke, 1968
Taxonomic Notes:

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/Compiler(s): Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.
This species occurs in Barbados with some shell collecting websites describing specimens from Guyana and Suriname and also Tobago. It is also found along the coastline to Amapa state in Brazil. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Barbados (Rosenberg 2009) with some shell collecting websites describing specimens from Guyana and Suriname and also Tobago ( It also occurs along the coastline to Amapa state in Brazil (Coltro pers. comm. 2011).
Countries occurrence:
Barbados; Brazil (Amapá); Guyana; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Lower depth limit (metres): 100
Upper depth limit (metres): 30
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives at depths of approx 30-100 m probably in sand or mud. Adults of the species typically grow to 32 mm in length (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 this species is traded for the specimen shell collector market. It has limited availability but can demand high prices (Rice 2007) possibly a reflection of its deeper water habitat.  There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed.

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: Coltro, J. 2013. Conus bajanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192807A2164891. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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