Conus geographus, a type of cone snail, is a dangerous creature. Found in tropical and subtropical seas, these snails hide under the sand in coral reefs with their siphon sticking out.
Gastridium geographus Linnaeus, C., 1758 Geography Cone Shell size 43 - 166 mm Indo-W Pacific
Gastridium eldredi (nomen novum) Morrison, J.P.E., 1955 Shell size 45 - 65 mm C Pacific
Conus geographus - Linné, 1758
Conus geographus Linnaeus, 1758 At night, Yomitan Reef, Okinawa, Japan (86 mm.)
The geographic cone snail, Conus geographus, which releases a cocktail of toxins, including insulin, into the water to subdue its prey. Photograph: Jeff Rotman/Alamy
Apertural view of a shell of Gastridium geographus (Linnaeus, 1758)