Conus fumigatus

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Conus fumigatus
Conus fumigatus 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus fumigatus Hwass in Bruguière, J.G., 1792
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. fumigatus
Binomial name
Conus fumigatus
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Splinoconus) fumigatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus blainvillei Kiener, 1845
  • Conus excavatus G. B. Sowerby II, 1866
  • Conus henoquei Bernardi, 1860
  • Conus luctificus Reeve, 1848
  • Conus pazii Bernardi, 1857
  • Conus richardi Fenaux, 1942
  • Rhizoconus fumigatus (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792) ·

Conus fumigatus, common name the smoky 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 30 mm and 69 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Red Sea off Ethiopia; in the Libyan part of the Mediterranean Sea (as an introduced species).

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