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Registered: 01-2018
Location: Waterfall City, Dinotopia
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Cone snails!


Cone snails are one of my favourite groups of animals. They are venomous marine molluscs found in all tropical and sub-tropical waters, most commonly on coral reefs. Their name comes from their beautifully-patterned cone-shaped shells. They kill by firing a tiny, venom-filled tooth into their prey (worms, fish or other molluscs). Handling live specimens is not recommended. In some Cone snail species, the venom is strong enough to kill a human.

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Re: Cone snails!


The new Cone snail shell I bought in New Caledonia has been identified as the Striated Cone. It's a large fish-eating species and potentially very dangerous to humans. I now have 7 Cone snail shells in my collection. The other species I have are the Marbled Cone, the Imperial Cone, the Vexillum Cone, the Leopard Cone, the Cloth of Gold Cone and the Geography Cone.

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