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Conus spurius (alphabet cone)


Wikipedia Abstract

Conus spurius, common name the alphabet cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. 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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Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal

Prey / Diet

Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[2]
Nicidion mutilata[2]
Phragmatopoma caudata[2]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[2]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[2]


Carpilius corallinus (batwing coral crab)[2]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[2]


Western Atlantic Ocean;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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