Conus cylindraceus, Cylindrical cone
Conus cylindraceus, common name the cylindrical cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.Show More
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.Show Less
The size of the shell varies between 17 mm and 59 mm. The shell shows fine revolving striae, somewhat granulous towards the base. Its color is chestnut, longitudinally streaked with white, with frequently an upper and lower band of white maculations.
This marine species occurs in the Indian Ocean off Madagascar, Mozambique, the Mascarene Islands; off Indo-China and Indo-Malaysia; off Oceania, off Hawaii and off Western Australia.