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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Gastropoda
  Cone Shell
Conus consors

Family Conidae


The shell is covered with a horny material (periostracum) which conceals its elegant patterns. Most species live in tropical waters on reefs and on the sandy/muddy parts of the lower littoral zone. Some feed on polychaete worrns, others on other molluscs and fish. C. consors is a fish eater, catching its prey by means of modified radula teeth which are linked with a poison sac. (Shell 7-8cm).
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre