Conus cepasi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Conus cepasi
Species Authority: Trovao, 1975

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-10-27
Assessor(s): Tenorio, M.J.
Reviewer(s): Monnier, E. & Seddon, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Peters, H. & Seddon, M.
The range of this species is restricted to a 20 km length of coastline. Oil prospecting has been carried out along Angola's coast and eventually oil exploration may have an effect on Angola's coast in the future, but is there is no current development of these activities. Because of the size of its range and its vulnerability to threats to its habitat, this species has been assessed as Vulnerable D2.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the coast of Angola. Populations are known from Sao Nicolau to Chapeu Armado, province of Namibe (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011) a distance of approximately 20 km of coastline.
Angola (Angola)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population data for this species.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species will typically grow to 40mm (Monteiro et al. 2004).
Systems: Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The shells of this species are traded for the specialist Conus shell market only. As a result, the level of off-take is low (M. J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known specific threats to this species at this time. Oil prospection has been going on along the Angolan coast, but there is no further development on this at the moment, so this is not considered a current threat; it may be more significant in the future if oil drilling commences (M. J. Tenorio and S. Veldsman pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Tenorio, M.J. 2012. Conus cepasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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