Conus franciscanus

Conus franciscanus

Conus franciscanus, Hybrid cone

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Conus franciscanus

Conus franciscanus, common name the hybrid 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 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 47 mm. It resembles Conus ventricosus Gmelin, 1791, but its color is darker.

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This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal.

References

1. Conus franciscanus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_franciscanus
2. Conus franciscanus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192709/2146547

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