Conus sanguinolentus

Virgiconus sanguinolentus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Subfamily: Coninae
Genus: Virgiconus
Species: V. sanguinolentus
Binomial name
Virgiconus sanguinolentus
Quoy & Gaimard, 1834

Virgiconus sanguinolentus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

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

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Virgiconus sanguinolentus Quoy & Gaimard, 1834.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215478 on 27 March 2010.

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