Conus ortneri

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Conus ortneri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. ortneri
Binomial name
Conus ortneri
Petuch, 1998
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Dauciconus) ortneri Petuch, 1998 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Purpuriconus ortneri (Petuch, 1998)

Conus ortneri 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 marine 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 off the Bahamas.

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 25 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 6 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 7 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus ortneri Petuch, 1998.  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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