Conus daucus

Conus daucus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Subfamily: Coninae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. daucus
Binomial name
Conus daucus
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Synonyms[1]

Conus arausiensis Reeve, 1843
Conus boui da Motta, 1988
Conus caribbaeus var. circumpunctatus Nowell-Usticke, 1968
Conus castus Reeve, 1844
Conus connectens A. Adams, 1855
Conus croceus G. B. Sowerby II, 1833
Conus goajira Petuch, 1992
Conus mamillaris Green, 1830
Conus norai da Motta & G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1992
Conus pastinaca Lamarck, 1810
Conus sanguinolentus Reeve, 1849
Conus vikingorum Petuch, 1993
Cucullus cardinalis Röding, 1798

Conus daucus 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 Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully.

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Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 66 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 0 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 120 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Conus daucus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420208 on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Welch J. J. (2010). "The “Island Rule” and Deep-Sea Gastropods: Re-Examining the Evidence". PLoS ONE 5(1): e8776. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008776.

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