Conus cepasi

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Conus cepasi
Conus cepasi 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. cepasi
Binomial name
Conus cepasi
Trovão, H., 1975 [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus (Lautoconus) cepasi Trovão, 1975 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Varioconus cepasi Trovão, H., 1975

Conus cepasi is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, known as the cone snails, cone shells or cones.[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.

Conus cepasi Trovão, H., 1975

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 50 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to Angola, Africa.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Trovão, H. F. M., 1975. Contribuição para o estudo dos Molluscos Gasterópodes da familia Conidae de Angola. Duas novas espécies de Conus Linné, 1758 de Angola (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Boletim do Centro Português de Actividades Subaquáticas, 4 (1 ): 1 -8
  2. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conus cepasi. In: MolluscaBase (2015). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=405000 on 2015-08-29