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Conus Geographus

Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758 At night, Yomitan Reef, Okinawa, Japan (86 mm.)


Su veneno es uno de los más letales de la naturaleza. Como si fuera un dardo, el caracol marino Conus geographus lo lanza hacia donde está su presa para aturdirla de forma fulminan

I love cone shells! Lets see - textile, geographus, figulinus, gloriamaris....


Conus geographus - Linné, 1758


Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758 Geography cone, 129mm Conus geographus is the largest of the fish-eating cone shells and is also the most dangerous. Its venom has adapted to become powerful enough to quickly stun or kill a prey fish. It wouldn't do the cone much good if the fish were stung and escaped, only to die somewhere else. In addition to having highly virulent venom, it also has an aggressive attitude.

Conus geographus, a type of cone snail, is a dangerous creature. Found in tropical and subtropical seas, these snails hide under the sand in coral reefs with their siphon sticking out.

from ferrebeekeeper

Unexpected Deadly Beauty The Geographic Cone Snail (Conus geographus) shows its siphon and proboscis. This snail is also humorously called “the cigarette snail” since if one stings you, you allegedly have time for one cigarette before dying.


Geography cone, Conus geographus Because all Conus snails are venomous and capable of "stinging" humans, live ones should be handled with great care or preferably not at all. The species most dangerous to humans are the larger ones which prey on small bottom-dwelling fish.