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
  • 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.


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


This species occurs in the Caribbean Sea off Belize.


  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conus belizeanus (Petuch & Sargent, 2011). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at 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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