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Conus archon

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA NEOGASTROPODA CONIDAE

Scientific Name: Conus archon
Species Authority: Broderip, 1833

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-10-27
Assessor/s: Tenorio, M.J.
Reviewer/s: Coltro, J., Petuch, E. & Peters, H.
Facilitator/s: Peters, H., Livingstone, S. & Sheriff, Z.
Justification:
This species occurs off the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Ecuador. There are no known threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs off the Pacific coast of Mexico south to Ecuador (Tenorio et al. 2012).
Countries:
Native:
Colombia (Colombia (mainland)); Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland)); El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Sonora); Nicaragua; Panama
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population data available for this species in the literature.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is mainly found on sandy and mud substrate at depths of between 10 and 400 m (Tenorio et al. 2012). Adults of this species can grow to approx 98 mm (www.schnr-specimen-shells.com) but will typically be less than this.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
Citation: Tenorio, M.J. 2013. Conus archon. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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