Conus retifer

Conus retifer

Conus retifer, Netted cone

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Conus retifer

Conus retifer, common name the netted 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 25 mm and 69 mm. The shell is pear-shaped, with revolving striae. Its color is reticulated orange-brown with large and small triangular white patches, and zigzag longitudinal chocolate markings, mostly interrupted so as to form one or two bands. The interior of the aperture is light violaceous.

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References

1. Conus retifer Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_retifer
2. Conus retifer on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192521/2108120

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