It is only half-true to write, "It uses a tube near its head to shoot tiny harpoons into its prey or any animal that dares to try to eat it." True, C. geographus may use its venom in self-defense. However, unlike other species of Conus, such as C. magus, C. geographus does not harpoon its prey before eating them. Rather, it begins engulfing them with its rostrum, and injects them with venom only after they have been mostly engulfed. See PDF:
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