Mollusc-eating species of cones are characterised by prominent tent-markings on the shell. Due to their ability to cause great injury (and occasionally fatality) it is also unwise to ever handle living animals. The larger species such as Conus textile, Conus aulicus, Conus omaria and Conus marmoreus should be considered dangerous. The famed rarity Conus gloriamaris (a south east Asian and Melanesian species) belongs to this group of cones.
Mollusc-eating cone species (largest shell : [left to right] Conus textile, Conus omaria, Conus aulicus, Conus marmoreus. (Longest shell shown 90mm)
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