Conus cumingii

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Conus cumingii
Conus cumingii 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus cumingii Reeve, L.A., 1848
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. cumingii
Binomial name
Conus cumingii
Reeve, 1848
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Rhizoconus) cumingii Reeve, 1848 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Rhizoconus cumingii (Reeve, 1848)

Conus cumingii, common name Cuming's 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.

This species is not to be confused with Conus cumingii Reeve, L.A., 1849, an invalid junior homonym and synonym of Conus virgatus Reeve, 1849 .

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 20 mm and 40 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off India, Sri Lanka, Western Thailand, Indonesia, the Southern Philippines and the Solomon Islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus cumingii Reeve, 1848.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.

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