|Scientific Name:||Conus arangoi|
|Species Authority:||Sarasua, 1977|
Conus alainallaryi Bozzetti & Monnier, 2009
|Taxonomic Notes:||Conus alainallaryi, listed as a synonym, is now considered to be a valid species restricted to the northern coast of Colombia (Coltro and Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Peters, H. & Coltro, J.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.|
This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) to Turks and Caicos. There are no immediate threats, but a potential threat may be coral reef destruction and degredation. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species in found in the southeast Gulf of Mexico (Cuba and the Bahamas) south to Turks and Caicos (http://www.femorale.com.br).|
Native:Bahamas; Cuba; Turks and Caicos Islands
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – western central
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|Population:||This species is most common along the shore of northern Cuba. It is a poorly documented species for which there is no population information (Tucker 2010). This is a cryptic species and difficult to collect.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The preferred habitat of this species is on coral reefs within living corals. It occurs at depths between 10 and 40 m with adults typically growing to 45 mm (Rosenberg 2009).|
|Use and Trade:||In common with all Conus spp this species is traded for the specimen shell collector market; however it is not currently available for sale and it has been sold for very high prices in the past (Rice 2007) which indicates this species is difficult to collect. There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed.|
|Major Threat(s):||A potential threat to this species is the ongoing destruction of living coral reef habitat.|
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.
|Citation:||Petuch, E. 2013. Conus arangoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2015.|
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