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Conus antoniomonteiroi

Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus antoniomonteiroi Rolán, 1990, showing variation in the species.

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

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

Distribution

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verde Archipelago

References

  1. ^ Rolán, E., 1990. Descripcion de Nuevas Especies y Subespecies del Genero Conus (Mollusca: Neogastropoda) para el Archipelago de Cabo Verde. Iberus: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Malocologia, Suppl. 2: 5 -70
  2. ^ Conus antoniomonteiroi Rolán, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • Afonso C.M.L. & Tenorio M.J. (2004) Conus cuneolus Reeve, 1843 and related species in Sal Island, Cape Verde Archipelago (Gastropoda, Conidae). Visaya 1(1): 31-43.
  • Tucker J.K. (2009). Recent cone species database. September 4th 2009 Edition
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.


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