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Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where it is found on the islands of Boavista, Santiago and Maio. Its widest distribution is off Boavista where it is found in multiple locations around the coastline, with an area occupied of approx 20 km within a total stretch of approx 40km of coast. It is also present along the northern coast (both east and west) of Maio, 100 km to the south of Boavista, at Baía de Navio Quebrado, Porto Cais and Praia Real in the north for approx 7 km and 12 km to the south at Baía de Pau Seco off the western shores for 4 km (Monteiro et al 2004). There are also several subpopulations in Santiago. In total this species is known from three islands and one islet across multiple locations.

The reports of this species on Sal are now considered to be a different species: Conus ateralbus (Cunha et al. 2008).


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Source: IUCN

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