Conus penchaszadehi

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Conus penchaszadehi
Conus penchaszadehi 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus penchaszadehi Petuch, E.J., 1986
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. penchaszadehi
Binomial name
Conus penchaszadehi
Petuch, 1986
Synonyms[1]
  • Conasprelloides penchaszadehi (Petuch, 1986)
  • Conus (Dauciconus) penchaszadehi Petuch, 1986 · accepted, alternate representation

Conus penchaszadehi 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 species occurs in the Caribbean Sea off Colombia and Venezuela.

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 39 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 21 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 107 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus penchaszadehi Petuch, 1986.  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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