Gradiconus tortuganus

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Gradiconus tortuganus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Gradiconus
Species: G. tortuganus
Binomial name
Gradiconus tortuganus
Petuch & Sargent, 2011[1]

Gradiconus tortuganus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

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.


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