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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

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from Oddee

Unique Animals: 10 Uniquely Deadly Animals in the World

Cylindrus gloriamaris Chemnitz, J.H., 1777 Glory-of-the-Sea Cone Shell size 70 - 162 mm Philippines & Malaysia - Samoa & Fiji

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Cylindrus textile textile Linnaeus, C., 1758 Textile/Cloth-of-Gold Cone Shell size 40 - 150 mm Indo-Pacific

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from ferrebeekeeper

Unexpected Deadly Beauty

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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