Conus lischkeanus

Conus lischkeanus

Conus lischkeanus, Lischke's cone

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Conus lischkeanus

Conus lischkeanus, the Lischke's cone, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.

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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 20 mm and 75 mm. The whorls of the spire contain a shallow channel. The body whorl is smooth, striate at the base. The color of the shell is sulphur-yellow, without ornamentation except maculations on the spire. The aperture is white.

References

1. Conus lischkeanus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_lischkeanus
2. Conus lischkeanus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192269/2063442

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