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
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.
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
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…