Conus zebra

Conus zebra

Conus zebra

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Conus zebra

Conus zebra 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 40 mm. The shell is cylindrically ovate, with a moderate, smooth spire. The body whorl is encircled below by distant grooves. The shell is clouded with olivaceous, ashy blue and chestnut-brown, with revolving lines articulated of chestnut and white spots. The aperture is brown-stained.

Distribution

Geography

This marine species is known to occur off the Solomons, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya, Indonesia and off the Philippines.

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Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Conus zebra Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conus_zebra
2. Conus zebra on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/192280/2065140

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