Conus tenuistriatus

Conus tenuistriatus

Conus tenuistriatus, Thin-line cone

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Conus tenuistriatus

Conus tenuistriatus, common name the thin-line 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 22 mm and 68 mm. The shellis encircled throughout with fine striae, which are sometimes granular. Its color is violaceous or brown, with a few lighter spots on the spire, and usually a light irregular band below the middle of the body whorl. The aperture is violaceous. The shell has many of the characteristics of Conus glans Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

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References

1. Conus tenuistriatus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_tenuistriatus
2. Conus tenuistriatus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192648/2134509

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