|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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Peters, H. & Petuch, E.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(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.
|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).|
Native:Brazil (Bahia, Espírito Santo)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – southwest; Atlantic – western central
|Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||3000|
|Lower depth limit (metres):||80|
|Upper depth limit (metres):||50|
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|Population:||There is no population information for C. archetypus.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Unknown|
|Use and Trade:||In common with all Conus spp this species is traded for the specimen shell collector market (Rice 2007). It is not a common species as it lives at depths between 50-80 m in areas not fished (Coltro pers. comm. 2011). There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known major threats now that trawling is unlawful in Brazil (Coltro pers. comm. 2011).|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.|
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2013).
Kohn, A. J. The Conus Biodiversity Website. Available at: http://biology.burke.washington.edu/conus/index.php. (Accessed: 01/03/2011).
Rice, T. 2007. A Catalog of Dealers' Prices for Shells: Marine, Land and Freshwater. Sea and Shore Publications.
Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)]. Available at: http://www.malacolog.org/.
Tucker J. K. 2010. Danker L. N. Vink's The Conidae of the Western Atlantic. The Cone Collector 14a: 25-26.
|Citation:||Coltro, J. 2013. Conus archetypus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192805A2164626. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T192805A2164626.en . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.|
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