Cone Snail has a deadly toxin.. go to website to read all about it.... who knew !

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textile cone snails are one of the most venomous creatures on earth. All capture their prey by means of harpoon-like hollow teeth (radula) that are rapidly jabbed into their prey to inject the toxic venom

Many cone snails have beautiful colorful shells marked with vivid abstract patterns.  Some of the most valuable shells ever came from cone snails–which continue to fascinate conchologists and shell collectors.  Even today divers and beach combers are sometimes overwhelmed by the beauty of cone snails and reach out to grab the lovely creatures.  Hopefully this article has convinced you that doing so is a very bad idea.

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Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus.  Family Conidae.  This snail is venomous, like all cone snails. Its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men.

Himba usually wear leopard cones but sometimes they'll wear a Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus. These snails are venomous, like all cone snails. Its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men.

cone snails - one of the leading fields of research for ocean product derived therapeutics, not to mention beautiful creatures. I studied these guys for almost a year.*

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Textile cone shell--believe or not, one of the most toxic critters on the planet

Textile Cone Snail - This innocuous-looking snail is actually one of the planet’s most toxic creatures. Textile cone snails “harpoon” their prey with hollow teeth, through which they inject a lethal venom

DEADLY!!!  Marbled cone snail (Conus marmoreus) by shadowshador

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Marbled cone snail (Conus marmoreus) by shadowshador

Cone snail anatomy  Schematic view of the cone snail's venom apparatus by Dietrich Mebs:  (A) Venom apparatus and organs involved:  a. harpoon sack; b. venom gland; c. pharynx; d. proboscis; e. siphon; f. eye stalks  (B) Venom harpoon  (C) Close-up illustration of a venom harpoon

Cone snail anatomy Schematic view of the cone snail's venom apparatus by Dietrich Mebs: (A) Venom apparatus and organs involved: a. harpoon sack; b. venom gland; c. pharynx; d. proboscis; e. siphon; f. eye stalks (B) Venom harpoon (C) Close-up illustration of a venom harpoon

Cone snail anatomy  1) Proboscis. The proboscis is the cone snail’s hunting tool. Venom is injected into prey by a harpoon loaded into this long thin tube. The proboscis can extend longer than twice the size of the snail.     2) Siphon. The snail’s siphon is similar to a nose. It is a long extendable tube that can detect its prey in the surrounding waters. It also directs water to the gills to help with respiration.     5) Foot - A long muscular foot extends to allow the snail to move along…

Cone snail anatomy 1) Proboscis. The proboscis is the cone snail’s hunting tool. Venom is injected into prey by a harpoon loaded into this long thin tube. The proboscis can extend longer than twice the size of the snail. 2) Siphon. The snail’s siphon is similar to a nose. It is a long extendable tube that can detect its prey in the surrounding waters. It also directs water to the gills to help with respiration. 5) Foot - A long muscular foot extends to allow the snail to move along…

Textile cone - Conus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Textile Cone is a venomous cone snail that can kill humans. Some people have called it the Textmode Killer of the Sea. Pic from Wikipedia.

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Venomous cone snail catches a fish. So crazy!

How a cone snail catches its prey

A venomous cone snail engulfs its prey before spearing it with a harpoon-like barb and paralysing it, footage shows.

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