Conus belizeanus

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Conus belizeanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. belizeanus
Binomial name
Conus belizeanus
Synonyms[1]
  • Conus (Dauciconus) belizeanus (Petuch & Sargent, 2011) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Purpuriconus belizeanus Petuch & Sargent, 2011 (original combination)

Conus belizeanus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1][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.

Description[edit]

The size of the shell varies between 15 mm and 17 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea off Belize.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conus belizeanus (Petuch & Sargent, 2011). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=724931 on 2015-04-27
  2. ^ Petuch E.J. & Sargent D.M. (2011) New species of Conidae and Conilithidae (Gastropoda) from the tropical Americas and Philippines. With notes on some poorly-known Floridian species. Visaya 3(3): 37-58. (August 2011)

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