Conasprella wakayamaensis

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Conasprella wakayamaensis
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Apertural view of shell of ''Conasprella wakayamaensis Petuch, 1979, trawled at 150 meters 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. wakayamaensis
Binomial name
Conasprella wakayamaensis
(Kuroda, 1956)
Synonyms[1]
  • Asprella wakayamaensis Kuroda, 1956 (original combination)
  • Conasprella (Conasprella) wakayamaensis (Kuroda, 1956) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus nereis Petuch, 1979
  • Conus wakayamaensis (Kuroda, 1956)

Conasprella wakayamaensis 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 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 24 mm and 33 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off Taiwan and Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conasprella wakayamaensis (Kuroda, 1956). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=580172 on 2015-03-01

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