Conus marielae

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Conus marielae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. marielae
Binomial name
Conus marielae
Rehder & Wilson, 1975
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Phasmoconus) marielae Rehder & Wilson, 1975 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus moluccensis marielae Rehder & Wilson, 1975
  • Fulgiconus marielae (Rehder & Wilson, 1975)
  • Phasmoconus marielae (Rehder & Wilson, 1975)

Conus marielae, common name Mariel's cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1][2]

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 60 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean off the Marquesas, Tuamotus and the Marshall Islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus marielae Rehder & Wilson, 1975.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ Rehder H. A. & Wilson B. R. (1975). "New Species of Marine Mollusks from Pitcairn Island and the Marquesas". Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 203: 1-16. page 14-16. PDF.

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