Conus bullatus

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Conus bullatus
Textilia bullata 01.JPG
Five views of a shell of Conus bullatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. bullatus
Binomial name
Conus bullatus
Linnaeus, 1758 [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus (Textilia) bullatus Linnaeus, 1758 accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus bullatus pongo Coomans, Moolenbeek & Wils, 1982
  • Conus bullatus var. articulata Dautzenberg, 1937
  • Conus laganum Röding, P.F., 1798
  • Conus nubecula Gmelin, 1791
  • Cucullus laganum Röding, 1798
  • Cucullus parvus Röding, 1798
  • Textilia bullata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Textilia bullata f. pongo Shikama, 1977 (not available: established at infrasubspecific rank)

Conus bullatus, common name the bubble cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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 an adult shell varies between 42 mm and 82 mm. The thin shell is inflated and grooved below. The color of the shell is white, clouded with orange-red and chestnut, forming two ill-defined bands, with indistinct revolving rows of white and chestnut articulations. The aperture is pink.[3]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Indian Ocean off the Mascarene Basin[2] and Mauritius;[2] in the Indo-West Pacific (the Philippines, New Caledonia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linnaeus, C., 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, 10th ed., 1
  2. ^ a b c d Conus bullatus Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 13 July 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology, vol. VI, p. 87; 1879

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