Conasprella pusio

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Conasprella pusio
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Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conasprella pusio Hwass in Bruguiere., 1792
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conasprella
Species: C. pusio
Binomial name
Conasprella pusio
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Synonyms[1]
  • Conasprella (Ximeniconus) pusio (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus boubeeae G. B. Sowerby III, 1903
  • Conus duvali Bernardi, 1862
  • Conus minutus Reeve, 1844 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus minutus Schröter, 1803)
  • Conus pusillus Lamarck, 1810
  • Conus pusio Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 (original combination)
  • Jaspidiconus pusio (Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
  • Kermasprella pusillus "Chemnitz, J.H." Lamarck, J.B.P.A. de, 1810
  • Leptoconus duvali Bernardi, M., 1862

Conus pusio 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 marine species occurs off the Dominican Republic; in the Caribbean off Guadeloupe; Martinique; off Brazil; in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Description[edit]

The maximum recorded shell length is 24.5 mm.[2]

Habitat[edit]

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 23 m.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus pusio Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  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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