Conus stercusmuscarum

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Conus stercusmuscarum
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Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus stercusmuscarum Linnaeus, C., 1758
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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. stercusmuscarum
Binomial name
Conus stercusmuscarum
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus (Pionoconus) stercusmuscarum Linnaeus, 1758 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Cucullus arenatus Röding, 1798 (junior secondary homonym of Conus arenatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792)
  • Cucullus sabella Röding, 1798
  • Puncticulus stercusmuscarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Textilia stercusmuscarum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Conus stercusmuscarum, common name the fly-specked cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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 27 mm and 64 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This piscivorous species occurs in the Western Pacific Ocean: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands; also off Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Conus stercusmuscarum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Conus stercusmuscarum Linnaeus, 1758.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.

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