Conus papuensis

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Conus papuensis
Conus papuensis 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus papuensis Coomans, H.E. & R.G. Moolenbeek, 1982
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. papuensis
Binomial name
Conus papuensis
Coomans & Moolenbeek, 1982
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Splinoconus) papuensis Coomans & Moolenbeek, 1982 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus moylani Delsaerdt, 2000
  • Kioconus papuensis (Coomans & Moolenbeek, 1982)

Conus papuensis 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 19 mm and 36 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off Eastern New Guinea.

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