Conus textile

Family : Conidae


Conus textile, Conidae

The Conus textile has a very vast distribution in tropical Indo-Pacific where hunts gastropods, congeners included, polychaetes and small fish on sandy, rocky or madreporic bottoms, up to 50 m of depth at most. The venomous harpoon it uses for defense can pierce the gloves and the suits of the divers and unluckily has no antidote. The shell, that usually measures a ten of centimeters, can rich the maximum length of 15 cm, adorned by white triangles overlapped to the reddish brown background that reappears, adorned of black, in 2-3 interrupted axial bands © Giuseppe Mazza


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