Conus wallangra

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Conus wallangra
Conus wallangra 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus wallangra (Garrard, T.A., 1961)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. wallangra
Binomial name
Conus wallangra
(Garrard, 1961)
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Plicaustraconus) wallangra (Garrard, 1961) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Floraconus wallangra Garrard, 1961
  • Plicaustraconus wallangra (Garrard, 1961)

Conus wallangra, common name the Wallangra cone, 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 25 mm and 50 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species is endemic to Australia and occurs off New South Wales and Queensland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Conus wallangra (Garrard, 1961).  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  • Garrard, T.A. 1961. Mollusca collected by M. V. "Challenger" off the east coast of Australia. Journal of the Malacological Society of Australia 5: 3-38
  • Wilson, B. 1994. Australian Marine Shells. Prosobranch Gastropods. Kallaroo, WA : Odyssey Publishing Vol. 2 370 pp.
  • Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae. Volume 1: Indo-Pacific Region. Wiesbaden : Hemmen 517 pp.
  • 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): 1–23. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu055. PMC 4541476Freely accessible. PMID 26300576. 

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