Conus rizali

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Conus rizali
Conus rizali.JPG
Apertural view of shell of Conus rizali Olivera & Biggs, 2010, measuring 29.3 mm in height, trawled at 80 fms. off Aliguay Island, in the Philippines
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. rizali
Binomial name
Conus rizali
Olivera & Biggs, 2010
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Turriconus) rizali Olivera & Biggs, 2010 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Kurodaconus rizali (Olivera & Biggs, 2010)
  • Turriconus rizali (Olivera & Biggs, 2010)

Conus rizali is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1][2]

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 rizali Biggs, J.S., M. & B.M. Olivera, 2010

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 25 mm and 40 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to the Philippines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus rizali Olivera & Biggs, 2010.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ Biggs, J. S., Watkins, M. Showers Corneli, P. and Olivera, B. M. (2010). Defining a clade by morphological, molecular, and toxinological criteria: distinctive forms related to Conus praecellens A. Adams, 1854 (Gastropoda: Conidae). Nautilus 124:1-19.

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