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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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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1. Conus tenuistriatus Wikipedia article -
2. Conus tenuistriatus on The IUCN Red List site -

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