Conus sanderi

Conus sanderi
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. sanderi
Binomial name
Conus sanderi
Wils & Moolenbeek, 1979
Synonyms[1]

Conus carioca Petuch, 1986
Conus hunti Wils & Moolenbeek, 1979
Conus knudseni Sander, 1982
Conus paschalli Petuch, 1998
Conus sorenseni Sander, 1982

Conus sanderi 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 or not at all.

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Distribution

Description

The maximum recorded shell length is 57 mm.[2]

Habitat

Minimum recorded depth is 35 m.[2] Maximum recorded depth is 175 m.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Conus sanderi Wils & Moolenbeek, 1979.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=428349 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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