Conus monile

Strategoconus monile
Apertural view of Strategoconus monile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Subfamily: Coninae
Genus: Strategoconus
Species: S. monile
Binomial name
Strategoconus monile
Hwass in Bruguière, 1792 [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus cereolus Röding, P.F., 1798
  • Conus marmoreus Perry, G., 1811
  • Conus ornatus Röding, P.F., 1798
  • Cucullus cereolus Röding, 1798
  • Cucullus ornatus Röding, 1798
  • Strategoconus monile Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Strategoconus monile, common name the necklace cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[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 or not at all.

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Description

The size of an adult shell varies between 45 mm and 95 mm. The chestnut-flamed spire is nearly plane, with a raised apex. The body whorl is closely striate below, and generally chestnut-stained at the base. The color of the shell is white, with oblique flames, spots and short lines of chestnut, arranged in revolving series. [3]

Distribution

The raised apex of the spire of Conus monile

This species occurs in the Northeast Indian Ocean along India and Sri Lanka to West. Thailand

References

  1. ^ Bruguière, J. G., and Hwass, C. H., 1792. Cone. Encyclopédie Méthodique: Histoire Naturelle des Vers, 1: 586 -757
  2. ^ a b Conus monile Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=428212 on 1 August 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology vol. VI, p. 34; 1879
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition

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