Conus arenatus

Conus arenatus

Conus arenatus, Sand-dusted cone

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Conus arenatus

Conus arenatus, common name the sand-dusted 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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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 size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 90 mm. The shell is stoutly turbinated, coronated on the spire. The color of the shell is white, sprinkled in a waved longitudinal manner with very small, close brown dots, sometimes forming indistinct bands. The aperture has usually a light flesh-color.

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References

1. Conus arenatus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_arenatus
2. Conus arenatus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192870/2177248

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