Conus ventricosus mediterraneus

Conus ventricosus mediterraneus

Conus ventricosus mediterraneus

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Conus ventricosus mediterraneus

Conus ventricosus mediterraneus is a subspecies 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 an adult shell varies between 13 mm and 63 mm. The color of the shell is yellowish brown, pink-brown or olivaceous ; sometimeschocolate-brown, very closely nebulously spotted and reticulated ; and sometimes interrupted-lined with chestnut, with a narrow, light band below the middle. The elevated spire is rudely gradate and maculated. The interior of the shell is light chocolate, with a light band.

Distribution

Geography

This subspecies occurs in the Mediterranean Sea, but not in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean off Senegal.

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References

1. Conus ventricosus mediterraneus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_ventricosus_mediterraneus

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