Conus pictus

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Conus pictus
Conus pictus 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus pictus Reeve, L.A., 1843
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. pictus
Binomial name
Conus pictus
Reeve, 1843
  • Conus (Sciteconus) pictus Reeve, 1843 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus beckeri G. B. Sowerby III, 1911
  • Sciteconus pictus (Reeve, 1843)

Conus pictus 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.

  • Conus pictus pictus Reeve, 1843
  • Conus pictus transkeiensis Korn, W. 1998 (synonym: Sciteconus pictus transkeiensis Korn, 1998)


The size of the shell varies between 26 mm and 50 mm. The shell is chestnut-colored, with two or three pink bands, and a few narrow lines, ornamented with reddish or chestnut spots. The spire is maculated.[2]


This marine species occurs off Jeffrey's Bay - East London, Republic South Africa



Conus pictus transkeiensis

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