Conasprella spirofilis

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Conasprella spirofilis
Conus spirofilis 1.jpg
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conasprella spirofilis (Habe, T. & S. Kosuge, 1970)
Conus spirofilis 2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Clade: Caenogastropoda
Clade: Hypsogastropoda
Clade: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conasprella
Species:
C. spirofilis
Binomial name
Conasprella spirofilis
(Habe & Kosuge, 1970)
Synonyms[1]
  • Conasprella (Endemoconus) spirofilis (Habe & Kosuge, 1970) · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus japonicus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
  • Conus nipponicus da Motta, 1985
  • Conus spirofilis Habe & Kosuge, 1970 (original combination)
  • Endemoconus spirofilis (Habe & Kosuge, 1970)
  • Yeddoconus spirofilis (Habe & Kosuge, 1970)

Conasprella spirofilis 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 cone 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 19 mm and 37 mm.

Distribution[edit]

This marine species occurs off the Philippines and Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bouchet, P. (2015). Conasprella spirofilis (Habe & Kosuge, 1970). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=835349 on 2015-03-16

External links[edit]

  • The Conus Biodiversity website
  • Cone Shells - Knights of the Sea
  • "Yeddoconus spirofilis". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.