Conus saragasae

Conus saragasae
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. saragasae
Binomial name
Conus saragasae
Rolán, 1986

Conus saragasae 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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Description

Shell conical, with short, scarcely stepped spire. The pattern consists of three bands of reddish-brown with a few white dots; the upper one is on the shoulder. Between these bands appear others of the same color but reticulated with white. Shell up to 22 mm.[2]

Distribution

Only known from the west coast of São Vicente and the south coast of Santa Luzia. It is a Capverdian endemic and a species at high risk of extinction.[2]

References

  1. ^ Conus saragasae Rolán, 1986.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=225046 on 27 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Rolán E. (2005). Malacological Fauna from the Cape Verde Archipelago. ConchBooks, Hackenheim, 455 pp., ISBN 3-325319-73-2.

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