Conus mercator

Conus mercator

Conus mercator, Trader cone

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Conus mercator

Conus mercator, common name the trader 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 the shell varies between 20 mm and 55 mm. The shell is yellowish or ash-gray, often faintly longitudinally lined with chestnut, with a broad band at the shoulder and a narrower one at the middle, of white closely reticulated with chestnut.

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This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal.

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References

1. Conus mercator Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_mercator
2. Conus mercator on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192497/2104168

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