Conus tuticorinensis

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Conus tuticorinensis
Conus tuticorinensis 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus tuticorinensis Rockel, D. & W. Korn, 1990
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. tuticorinensis
Binomial name
Conus tuticorinensis
Röckel & Korn, 1990
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Quasiconus) tuticorinensis Röckel & Korn, 1990 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Quasiconus tuticorinensis (Röckel & Korn, 1990)

Conus tuticorinensis 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 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 30 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and New Guinea.

References[edit]

  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.
  • Puillandre, N.; Duda, T.F.; Meyer, C.; Olivera, B.M.; Bouchet, P. (2015). "One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1–23. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu055. PMC 4541476.

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