Conus solomonensis

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Conus solomonensis
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Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus solomonensis Delsaerdt, A., 1992
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. solomonensis
Binomial name
Conus solomonensis
Delsaerdt, 1992
Synonyms[1]
  • Asprella solomonensis Delsaerdt, 1992
  • Conus (Phasmoconus) solomonensis Delsaerdt, 1992 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Phasmoconus solomonensis (Delsaerdt, 1992)

Conus solomonensis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk 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.

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 22 mm and 40 mm.

Distribution[edit]

Conus solomonensis occurs off the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. The type locality is situated west of Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomons.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus solomonensis Delsaerdt, 1992.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b R. M. Filmer (2011). "Taxonomic revision of the Conus spectrum, Conus stramineus and Conus collisus complexes (Gastropoda - Conidae). Part II: The Conus stramineus complex". Visaya. 3 (4): 4–66. 

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