Conus consors


Conus consors
Pionoconus consors
Apertural view of Pionoconus consors daullei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Subfamily: Coninae
Genus: Pionoconus
Species: P. consors
Binomial name
Pionoconus consors
G. B. Sowerby II, 1833 [1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Conus anceps A. Adams, 1855
  • Conus innexus A. Adams, 1855
  • Conus poehlianus G. B. Sowerby III, 1887
  • Pionoconus consors (G.B. Sowerby I, 1833)

Pionoconus consors, common name the singed cone, 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 33 mm and 118 mm. The depressed spire is conical, with a shallow channel and revolving striae, sometimes tessellated with chestnut. The body whorl is rather narrow, somewhat convex, grooved towards the base, somewhat round-shouldered, rather thin. The color of the shell is white, yellowish and orange-brown, variously clouded and indistinctly banded. The aperture is white. [3]

Distribution

This marine species occurs in the Indo-West Pacific Region to the Marshall Islands, in Melanesia and along Queensland, Australia.

References

  1. ^ Sowerby (ii), G. B. Jr., 1833. The Conchological Illustrations
  2. ^ a b Conus consors G. B. Sowerby II, 1833.  Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=426462 on 17 July 2011.
  3. ^ George Washington Tryon, Manual of Conchology, vol. VI, p 52; 1879
  • 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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