Conus attenuatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Neogastropoda Conidae

Scientific Name: Conus attenuatus Reeve, 1844
Common Name(s):
English Slender Cone
Conus bifasciatus Sowerby II, 1858
Conus fasciatus A. Adams, 1854
Conus ustickei Miller, 1959
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): Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Passmore, J.
This species ranges from Colombia to the Bahamas, in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, through Central America, in all the West Indies islands, and along the northern South American coast. Owing to its wide distribution there are no known threats to this species. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from Colombia to the Bahamas, also in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys, through Central America, in all the West Indies islands, and along the northern South American coast (Petuch pers. comm. 2011).
Countries occurrence:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Colombia (Colombia (mainland), Colombian Caribbean Is.); Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico (Quintana Roo); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland), Nicaraguan Caribbean Is.); Panama; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States (Florida); Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Venezuela (mainland), Venezuelan Antilles); Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):20
Upper depth limit (metres):5
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives on sand and rubble substrate on coral reefs at depths of between 5 and 20 m.  Adults of the species will typically grow to 28 mm (Rosenberg 2009).
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 and is sold for relatively low prices (Rice 2007). There are no quantitative data available on the number of shells removed.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a wide distribution and there are no known threats at the present time.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Petuch, E. 2013. Conus attenuatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T192629A2130722. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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