Conus cacao

Conus cacao

Conus cacao

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Conus cacao

Conus cacao 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 Conus, 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 an adult shell varies between 22 mm and 55 mm.

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This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal, and in the Mediterranean Sea.

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References

1. Conus cacao Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_cacao
2. Conus cacao on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/15307977/42830714

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