Beneath the Waves in California - ecophotog

© Joseph Dougherty. All rights reserved. Conus californicus Reeve, L.A., 1844 California cone snail Synonyms: - Conus ravus Gould, 1853 - Californiconus californicus (Hinds, 1844) The California cone is a species of small, predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod in the family Conidae, the cone snails. It has a "harpoon" tooth with a hollow core and can inject a powerful toxin into its prey. It hunts and eats primarily marine worms and mollusks, but will also take fish on occasion and is not above scavenging a meal.

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