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it is endemic to cape verde islands ,around the northern side of Maio,mainly on rocky parts.it is a gastropod snail in the family of  Conidae.Found in shallow water at 1-2 depth meters.It has a restricted range on one Cape Verde island and is threatened.

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Conus infinitus

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

Conus infinitus 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 12 mm and 25 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean along Cape Verdes.

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. ^ a b Conus infinitus Rolán, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 26 July 2011.
  • Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  • 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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