Conus stercusmuscarum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Conus stercusmuscarum
Conus stercusmuscarum 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus stercusmuscarum Linnaeus, C., 1758
Conus stercusmuscarum 2.jpg
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
  • 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.


The size of the shell varies between 27 mm and 64 mm.


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).



  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.

External links[edit]