Conus striolatus

Conus striolatus is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

Conus striolatus
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Conus striolatus 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species:
C. striolatus
Binomial name
Conus striolatus
Kiener, 1848[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus (Pionoconus) striolatus Kiener, 1848 · accepted, alternate representation
  • Conus magus var. decurtatus Dautzenberg, 1910
  • Conus simonis Bozzetti, 2010
  • Pionoconus simonis (Bozzetti, 2010)
  • Pionoconus striolatus (Kiener, 1845)
  • Pionoconus striolatus decurtata (f) Dautzenberg, Ph., 1910

These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

DescriptionEdit

The size of an adult shell varies between 20 mm and 46 mm. The striate spire has a moderate size. The body whorl is long and rather cylindrical, and closely striate below. Its color is white, clouded with bluish ash, orange-brown, chestnut or chocolate, everywhere encircled by narrow chocolate interrupted lines, often separated into somewhat distant dots. The middle of body whorl is usually irregularly fasciate with white. The spire is tessellated with chestnut or chocolate.[3]

DistributionEdit

This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean from Thailand to Micronesia and from Taiwan to Queensland, Australia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kiener, L. C., 1845. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, 2
  2. ^ a b Conus striolatus Kiener, 1845. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ G.W. Tryon (1884) Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species, vol. VI; Philadelphia, Academy of Natural Sciences (described as Conus magus)

External linksEdit

  • The Conus Biodiversity website
  • Cone Shells – Knights of the Sea
  • "Pionoconus striolatus". Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  • Holotype at MNHN, Paris