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a genus of shellfish that inhabits the shores of some south Pacific islands. Several species, conus geographus, conus textilis, conus aulicus, conus tulipa, and conus marmoreus are poisonous, their sting or spine causing acute pain, oedema, numbness, spreading paralysis, and sometimes coma and death.

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Cone snail

... I found this critter (or hundreds of them to be exact) off the coast of Rhodes. I identified it as a cone snail, perhaps Conus ventricosus or similar. I've understood that all cone snails are predators and venomous. They have a barbed stinger that they use to poke at their ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
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help i.d a gastropod

... of the Cone shell species the Conidae family have rounded "unkeeled" shells, although it has very similar markings to the Textile cone (Conus textile) it could easy be mistaken for one, I do not know what it is but i have definitely seen them before here in Australia, gl with the id.

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by vk4vfx
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: help i.d a gastropod
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