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PICT4994ac CONIDAE Family Box of Pristine Cones (Killers!)
Cones are mostly present in warm waters and specially in tropical zones of Indian and Pacific ocean; More than 300 species have been discovered; Cones are carnivore (worms, little fishes, other molluscs) and are able to kill other shells by piercing their yet very hard carapace; Some are very poisonous even lethal to humans (in 5 minutes) and can bite your hand when collecting without precaution; To give size, the box is 38 cm long for 25 cm large; The biggest conus in the box centre is 10 cm long; Here are: 1 Conus genuanus or Garter cone (west Africa); 2 Conus sieboldi or Siebold 's cone (Taiwan China Sea); 3 Conus mustelinus or Weasel cone ( Pacific Ocean Siasi Island); 4 Conus gubernator or Governor cone (Mozambique canal) rare blue version; 5 Conus quercinus or Oak cone (West Pacific Ocean) 6 Conus figulinus or Fig cone (Indian Ocean); 7 Conus miles or Soldier cone (Pacific Ocean Palawan island Philippines); 8 Conus princeps apogrammatus or Orange Prince Cone very rare ( California Gulf, it can reach 2,000$!, can be confused with Conus diadema or Diadem cone from same region); 9 Conus tessulatus or Tesselate cone (Indian Ocean Kenya Coast); 10 Conus textile or Textile cone (8 cm, large Indo-Pacific distribution & deadly shell!!!); 11 Conus aulicus or Princely cone (Pacific Ocean,Samar island); 12 Conus litteratus or Lettered cone (Indo Pacific); 13 Large dark Conus aulicus or Princely cone of 10 cm , rare perfect specimen; 14 Conus litteratus or Lettered cone with concave white base (heaviest one from Cebu Island); 15 Conus imperialis fuscatus, a variety of Imperial cone (Indian Ocean Mauritius island); 16 Conus marmoreus or Marble cone (Samar island Philippines); 17 Conus striatus or Striate cone ( Indo Pacific); 18 Conus imperialis or Imperial cone (Indian Ocean Mauritius island); 19 Conus distans or Distant cone perhaps a Conus vexillum or Flag cone (Indo Pacific); 20 Conus (Dendroconus) betulinus cleobula or Beech cone (Indo Pacific Philippines); 21 Conus generalis or General cone (sumptuous and relatively common, Pacific Ocean); 22 Conus telatus or Philippine cone (Southern Philippines); 23 Conus marmoreus vidua form or bandanus (Indo Pacific); France Clichy Home.