Conus kulkulcan

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Conus kulkulcan
Conus kulkulcan 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus kulkulcan Petuch, E.J., 1980
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. kulkulcan
Binomial name
Conus kulkulcan
Petuch, 1980
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Dauciconus) kulkulcan Petuch, 1980 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Purpuriconus kulkulcan (Petuch, 1980)

Conus kulkulcan 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.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs in the Caribbean Sea off Belize, Honduras, Cuba and Panama

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 36 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 2 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 15 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus kulkulcan Petuch, 1980.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The "Island Rule" and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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