Conus litoglyphus

Conus litoglyphus

Conus litoglyphus, Lithograph cone

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Conus litoglyphus

Conus litoglyphus, common name the lithograph cone, is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, more popularly known as a cone snail, cone shell or cone.

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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 35 mm and 75 mm. The thick shell is small with a low spire. It has five rows of small granules at anterior end of whorl. It is dark brown or red in color with a mottled cream banding around the shoulders and across the body whorl. The narrow aperture is white with a brown coloration at the anterior end.

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References

1. Conus litoglyphus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_litoglyphus
2. Conus litoglyphus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192378/2083398

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