Biology:Conus tethys

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Short description: Species of sea snail

Conus tethys
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Caenogastropoda
Order: Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Conoidea
Family: Conidae
Genus: Conus
C. tethys
Binomial name
Conus tethys
(Petuch & Sargent, 2011)[1]
  • Conus (Virgiconus) tethys (Petuch & Sargent, 2011) ยท accepted, alternate representation
  • Virgiconus tethys Petuch & Sargent, 2011 (original combination)

Conus tethys is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[2]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.


The size of the shell attains 85 mm.


This marine species occurs off the Sulu Archipelago, the Philippines


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q7933724 entry