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Conus scalarissimus

Abapertural view of shell of Conus scalarissimus da Motta, 1988.

Conus scalarissimus 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

The size of an adult shell varies between 30 mm and 60 mm.

Distribution

This species occurs in the Pacific Ocean between the Sea of Cortez, Western Mexico, and Peru

References

  1. ^ a b Conus scalarissimus da Motta, 1988.  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.
  • Tucker J.K. & Tenorio M.J. (2009) Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp.
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