Conus marmoreus also the 'Marbled Cone'. This sea snail is venomous and its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men. Has quite  a repetitive pattern on shell

Conus marmoreus also the 'Marbled Cone'. This sea snail is venomous and its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men. Has quite a repetitive pattern on shell

The shell of the marbled cone snail is a popular sight in beachside souvenir shops, but the living snail is not so popular on the reef where it lives! http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/deadly-beauty-marbled-cone-snail/

Beware the Deadly Beauty of the Marbled Cone Snail

The shell of the marbled cone snail is a popular sight in beachside souvenir shops, but the living snail is not so popular on the reef where it lives! http://aquaviews.net/explore-the-blue/deadly-beauty-marbled-cone-snail/

DEADLIEST MARBLE CONE SNAIL. - DID YOU KNOW: The Marbled Cone Snail is also known as the Cigarette Snail and just happens to be one of the most poisonous animals on the planet Believe it or not, one drop of venom from this snail is powerful enough to kill 20 people…yep, you read that right! Roughly 30 humans, to date, have succumbed to the poison of the Marbled Cone Snail. There is currently no anti-venom

DEADLIEST MARBLE CONE SNAIL. - DID YOU KNOW: The Marbled Cone Snail is also known as the Cigarette Snail and just happens to be one of the most poisonous animals on the planet Believe it or not, one drop of venom from this snail is powerful enough to kill 20 people…yep, you read that right! Roughly 30 humans, to date, have succumbed to the poison of the Marbled Cone Snail. There is currently no anti-venom

Marbled Cone Snail

Marbled Cone Snail

Cone Snail Pain Killers Could be 100 Times As Effective As Morphine

Cone Snail Pain Killers Could be 100 Times As Effective As Morphine

A tiny protein found in cone snail venom could provide the foundation for a new class of drugs to treat chronic nerve pain, according to scientists.

A marbled cone snail; an amazing venous snail that fires a harpoon at fish.

A marbled cone snail; an amazing venous snail that fires a harpoon at fish.

Marbled cone snail

Ten most toxic animals of our planet!

Marbled Cone Snail. This snail thrives in reefs throughout the world.

Marbled Cone Snail. This snail thrives in reefs throughout the world.

Marbled Cone Snail  Belonging to a group of predatory sea snails, the marbled cone snail uses harpoon-like structures that contain a hollowed, barbed tooth. When the snail attacks its prey, it extends its harpoon and fires the tooth, injecting its venom, thus paralyzing its prey while retracting it into its mouth. Symptoms include intense pain, sweeping numbness, and vomiting. Severe cases can involve muscle paralysis, changes in vision and respiratory failure leading to death.

Some of the most lethal nopes in the world (10 Photos)

Marbled Cone Snail Belonging to a group of predatory sea snails, the marbled cone snail uses harpoon-like structures that contain a hollowed, barbed tooth. When the snail attacks its prey, it extends its harpoon and fires the tooth, injecting its venom, thus paralyzing its prey while retracting it into its mouth. Symptoms include intense pain, sweeping numbness, and vomiting. Severe cases can involve muscle paralysis, changes in vision and respiratory failure leading to death.

Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus. Family Conidae. ...

Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus. Family Conidae. ...

Multiple marbled cone snails congregating on a patch of algae (Courtesy of Jeanette and Scott Johnson)

Multiple marbled cone snails congregating on a patch of algae (Courtesy of Jeanette and Scott Johnson)

Marbled Cone Snail

Marbled Cone Snail

Who knew that one of the most poisonous animals on earth would be a snail? But that’s right! One drop of venom of a marble cone snail can kill 20 humans and there is no antidote.

Who knew that one of the most poisonous animals on earth would be a snail? But that’s right! One drop of venom of a marble cone snail can kill 20 humans and there is no antidote.

43. Cone snails: 'What could be more harmless than one of these pretty seashells? Just pick it up and admire the gorgeous colours right? Wrong! Inside is a predatory snail that fires poison harpoons. Mess with it at your peril.' Read more in 100 Bizarre Animals www.bradtguides.com

Unexpected Deadly Beauty

43. Cone snails: 'What could be more harmless than one of these pretty seashells? Just pick it up and admire the gorgeous colours right? Wrong! Inside is a predatory snail that fires poison harpoons. Mess with it at your peril.' Read more in 100 Bizarre Animals www.bradtguides.com

An etching by Rembrandt (1606-1669) of the  "Conus Marmoreus" shell, c. 1650. (Marbled cone snail).

An etching by Rembrandt (1606-1669) of the "Conus Marmoreus" shell, c. 1650. (Marbled cone snail).

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