Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus. Family Conidae. This snail is venomous, like all cone snails. Its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men.

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Unexpected Deadly Beauty

Many cone snails have beautiful colorful shells marked with vivid abstract patterns. Some of the most valuable shells ever came from cone snails–which continue to fascinate conchologists and shell collectors. Even today divers and beach combers are sometimes overwhelmed by the beauty of cone snails and reach out to grab the lovely creatures. Hopefully this article has convinced you that doing so is a very bad idea.

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cone snails - one of the leading fields of research for ocean product derived therapeutics, not to mention beautiful creatures. I studied these guys for almost a year.*

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Conus pulicarius specimens collected from Pago Bay, Guam. C. pulicarius is a vermivorous cone snail that inhabits shallow coastal waters throughout the Indo-Pacific.

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Asprella sulcocastanea (nomen novum) Kosuge, S., 1981 Shell size 44 - 63 mm Philippines; Marshall Islands

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Unique Animals: 10 Uniquely Deadly Animals in the World

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