Conus cervus

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Conus cervus
Conus cervus 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus cervus Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1822
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. cervus
Binomial name
Conus cervus
Lamarck, 1822
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Textilia) cervus Lamarck, 1822 accepted, alternate representation
  • Textilia cervus (Lamarck, 1822)

Conus cervus, common name the pallisade cone, 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 83 mm and 116 mm. The large, thin shell is cylindrically inflated. Its color is pale rosy yellow, encircled by lines and bands of chestnut and white spots, and hieroglyphic markings.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off the Philippines and the Moluccas.

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