Cone Snail has a deadly toxin.. go to website to read all about it.... who knew !

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Predatory marble cone snail stings can cause respiratory muscle paralysis leading to death. When in Australia don't pick up the pretty shell it might kill you

Textile cone shell--believe or not, one of the most toxic critters on the planet

Textile Cone Snail - This innocuous-looking snail is actually one of the planet’s most toxic creatures. Textile cone snails “harpoon” their prey with hollow teeth, through which they inject a lethal venom

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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Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus.  Family Conidae.  This snail is venomous, like all cone snails. Its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men.

Himba usually wear leopard cones but sometimes they'll wear a Marbled Cone - Conus marmoreus. These snails are venomous, like all cone snails. Its venom is highly potent, and one drop can kill more than 20 men.

cone snails - one of the leading fields of research for ocean product derived therapeutics, not to mention beautiful creatures. I studied these guys for almost a year.*

cone snails - one of the leading fields of research for ocean product derived therapeutics, not to mention beautiful creatures. I studied these guys for almost a year.

DEADLY!!!  Marbled cone snail (Conus marmoreus) by shadowshador

Unexpected Deadly Beauty

Marbled cone snail (Conus marmoreus) by shadowshador

The underwater version of a tank, this cone snail boasts an armored shell and enough venom to kill a human. Nearby fish don't stand a chance.   World's Weirdest : Killer Cone Snail on   NatGeoWild

The underwater version of a tank, this cone snail boasts an armored shell and enough venom to kill a human. Nearby fish don't stand a chance. World's Weirdest : Killer Cone Snail on NatGeoWild

A Textile Cone Snail - Conus textile

The World’s Deadliest Animals You Don’t Know About

The Textile Cone is a venomous cone snail that can kill humans. Some people have called it the Textmode Killer of the Sea. Pic from Wikipedia.

The Geographic Cone Snail (Conus geographus) shows its siphon and proboscis. This snail is also humorously called “the cigarette snail” since if one stings you, you allegedly have time for one cigarette before dying.

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Cone-snails found in the South Pacific and Indian oceans, have poisonous barbs that cause paralysis and occasionally death if you touch them. The Geographer Cone is probably the most dangerous one of all.

Conus pulicarius specimens collected from Pago Bay, Guam. C. pulicarius is a vermivorous cone snail that inhabits shallow coastal waters throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Conus pulicarius specimens collected from Pago Bay, Guam. pulicarius is a vermivorous cone snail that inhabits shallow coastal waters throughout the Indo-Pacific.

HEBREW CONE SNAIL (Conus ebraeus) — Waiʻopae Tide Pools, Kapoho, Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This is a Hebrew cone. The image was taken underwater in natural light. Like most cone snails, they have a poisonous sting and should not be handled. Photo by Alan Cressler | Flickr

HEBREW CONE SNAIL (Conus ebraeus) — Waiʻopae Tide Pools, Kapoho, Big Island of Hawaiʻi. This is a Hebrew cone. The image was taken underwater in natural light. Like most cone snails, they have a poisonous sting and should not be handled. Photo by Alan Cressler | Flickr

Insulin-infused venom helps cone snails net prey. The most venomous animal on the planet isn’t a snake, a spider, or a scorpion; it’s a snail—a cone snail, to be precise.

The most venomous animal on the planet isn’t a snake, a spider, or a scorpion it’s a Cone Snail

The deadly geographic cone snail

Deadly sea snail uses weaponised insulin to make its prey sluggish

The geographic cone snail can send whole schools of fish into hypoglycaemic shock by releasing insulin into the water

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