Conasprella saecularis

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Conasprella saecularis
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Apertural view of shell of Conasprella saecularis (Melvill, 1898), measuring 21.8 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: Conasprella
Species: C. saecularis
Binomial name
Conasprella saecularis
(Melvill, 1898)
Synonyms[1]
  • Asprella schepmani Fulton, H.C., 1936
  • Bathyconus saecularis (Melvill, 1898)
  • Conasprella (Fusiconus) saecularis (Melvill, 1898) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus saecularis Melvill, 1898 (original combination)

Conasprella saecularis 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 Conasprella, these cone 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 17 mm and 40 mm.

Distribution[edit]

The marine species occurs in the Persian Gulf and in the Western Pacific.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conasprella saecularis (Melvill, 1898). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=835418 on 2015-03-15

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