Manual of Conchology - Forgotten Books
Uploaded by tim-thompson on October 12, 2007 Conus geographus , popularly called the geography cone or the geographer cone , is a species of predatory cone snail .

Uploaded by tim-thompson on October 12, 2007

Conus geographus , popularly called the geography cone or the geographer cone , is a species of predatory cone snail . It lives in reefs of the tropical Indo-Pacific, and hunts small fish. Although all cone snails hunt and kill prey using venom , the venom of this species is potent enough to kill humans. [3] Specimens should be handled with extreme caution.

The variety Conus geographus var. rosea G. B. Sowerby I, 1833 is a synonym of Conus eldredi Morrison, 1955 .

C. geographus has a broad, thin shell, cylindrically inflated. Geography cones grow to about 4 inches (10 cm) to 6 inches (15 cm) in length. The size of an adult shell varies between 43 mm and 166 mm. The ground color of the shell is pink or violaceous white, occasionally reddish. It has a mottled appearance, clouded and coarsely reticulated with chestnut or chocolate, usually forming two very irregular bands. This intricately brown-and-white pattern is highly prized by shell collectors. [4]

Uploaded by tim-thompson on October 12, 2007

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