Conus genuanus

Family : Conidae

 

Conus genuanus, Conidae

The Conus genuanus is amply diffused on the madreporic sandy bottoms along the Atlantic African coasts and the Canary Islands. This gastropod never gets down under the 20 m of depth. It nourishes of small fishes and mollusks it seizes with the radula transformed in a hooked tooth and kills with a strong venom injected by the characteristic trunk. The shell measures about 5 cm and is frequent on the market for the joy of the collectors © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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