Conus beatrix

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Conus beatrix
Apertural and abapertural views of shell of Conus beatrix Tenorio, M.J., G.T. Poppe & S. Tagaro, 2007
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. beatrix
Binomial name
Conus beatrix

Conus beatrix is a species of sea snail. It is 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 poisonous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, so live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

It is feared by most other aquatic snails, because few other species have the ability to sting.

Distribution[change | edit source]

Conus beatrix lives only in the seas of the Philippines.[1][2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 World Register of Marine Species: Conus beatrix Tenorio, Poppe, & Tagaro, 2007 AphiaID: 426396 http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=426396
  2. An Illustrated Checklist of Recent Conidae http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/ConidaeChecklist.html

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