Marble Cone

Marbled Cone
Marbled Cone
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda

Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
Species: C. marmoreus
Scientific name: Conus marmoreus

  The Marbled Cone is a species which is believed to feed mostly on marine mollusks including other cone snails. As is the case with all cone snails this animal is highly  venomous. In this species, the shell color can range from black with white dots, to orange with white reticulations, so arranged as to expose the white in rounded triangular large spots. This species occurs in the Indian Ocean along Chagos and Madagascar, in the Bay of Bengal along India; in the western part of the Pacific Ocean to Fiji and the Marshall Islands.
  Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn famously made paintings and wood carvings of this animal during the 17th century. At adulthood, its shell is typically around two to three inches
Live Marbled Cone
in length.

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