Conus austroviola

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Conus austroviola
Conus austroviola 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus austroviola Röckel, D. & Korn, W., 1991
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. austroviola
Binomial name
Conus austroviola
Röckel & Korn, 1992
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Virgiconus) austroviola Röckel & Korn, 1992 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Hermes austroviola (Röckel & Korn, 1992)
  • Pseudohermes austroviola (Röckel & Korn, 1992)

Conus austroviola is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

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.

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 23 mm and 57 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus austroviola Röckel & Korn, 1992.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.

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