Conasprella aculeiformis

Conasprella aculeiformis

Conasprella aculeiformis, Spindle cone

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Conasprella aculeiformis

Conasprella aculeiformis, common name the spindle cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.

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Like all species within the genus Conasprella, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

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Appearance

The narrow shell has an elevated spire. The length of the shell varies between 27 mm and 54 mm. It is encircled with equidistant punctate grooves, and flat interspaces. The color of the shell is white, with light chestnut spots and two interrupted broad bands of chestnut cloudings.

Distribution

Geography

This marine species occurs in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf; off Southeast India, the Philippines and off Southern Indonesia

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References

1. Conasprella aculeiformis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conasprella_aculeiformis

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