Conus gradatulus

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Conus gradatulus
Conus gradatulus 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus gradatulus Weinkauff, H.C., 1875
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. gradatulus
Binomial name
Conus gradatulus
Weinkauff, 1875
  • Conus (Sciteconus) gradatulus Weinkauff, 1875 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus oltmansianus van Lennep, 1876
  • Conus papillaris A. Adams & Reeve, 1848 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus papillaris G.B. Sowerby I, 1833)
  • Conus papillaris Reeve, 1849 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus papillaris G.B. Sowerby I, 1833)
  • Conus patens G. B. Sowerby III, 1903
  • Conus turritus G. B. Sowerby II, 1870 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus turritus Lamarck, 1803; Conus oltmansianus is a replacement name)
  • Sciteconus gradatulus (Weinkauff, 1875)

Conus gradatulus 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.


The size of the shell varies between 41 mm and 72 mm. The spire is elevated, gradate, with channeled whorls. The body whorl is roseate with three series of longitudinal maculations of chestnut-color, forming interrupted bands. The aperture is rosy.[2]


This marine species occurs off the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.



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