Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus anaglypticus
Species Authority: Crosse, 1865
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-26
Assessor(s): Petuch, E.
Reviewer(s): Peters, H. & Coltro, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Passmore, J., Livingstone, S. & Peters, H.
This species has a restricted range of the Leeward Netherland Antilles, Puerto Rico, the eastern Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands, but there are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found around the coasts of the Leeward Netherland Antilles, Puerto Rico, the eastern Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
Countries occurrence:
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Lower depth limit (metres):20
Upper depth limit (metres):2
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Population [top]

Population:Specimens of Jaspidiconus anaglypticus are uncommon and there are no quantitative data on population size (Tucker 2010).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. anaglypticus is a poorly documented species. It is found in coral sand in shallow waters near reefs at depths of between 2 and 20 m. Adults will typically grow to approx. 17 mm.
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 on the shell collecting market but is scarce (Rice 2007, The small size of the shell (17 mm) is unlikely to make this species particularly attractive to the general curio trade when compared to larger shells.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats or potential threats from development or habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is restricted in its range and very 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 other than under the rules governing marine protected areas.

Classifications [top]

9. Marine Neritic -> 9.4. Marine Neritic - Subtidal Sandy
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
9. Marine Neritic -> 9.8. Marine Neritic - Coral Reef -> 9.8.5. Inter-Reef Soft Substrate
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy

♦  Sport hunting/specimen collecting

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: (Accessed: 12 June 2013).

Rice, T. 2007. A Catalog of Dealers' Prices for Shells: Marine, Land and Freshwater. Sea and Shore Publications.

Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae, Vol 1. Verlag Christa Hemmen.

Tucker J. K. 2010. Danker L. N. Vink's The Conidae of the Western Atlantic. The Cone Collector 14a: 25-26.

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus anaglypticus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192453A2097851. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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