cone shell


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Related to cone shell: Stone fish, Blue ringed octopus

cone shell

n
(Animals) any of various tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Conus and related genera, having a smooth conical shell. Sometimes shortened to: cone
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Prod an innocent looking cone shell and its vicious little occupant will quickly respond with a well-aimed dart packed with paralysing toxins.
Washington, July 5 ( ANI ): The Great Barrier Reef humpbacked conch snail jumps when it senses the odour of its main predator, the marbled cone shell.
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Two distinct forms of cone shell beads are present and shown in Figure 2(a).
This all started when a malarial Seattle-born Buddhist named Nancy was stung by a cone shell in the shell collector's kitchen.
Further excavation to baserock of squares immediately adjacent to Square C1 may yield additional cone shell material.
Raza described how the cone shell snail's venom, 1,000 times stronger than morphine, may be a potent pain reliever, and Kramer discussed how the discovery of Prion disease in humans and the ongoing scientific research may help in understanding dementia-related diseases.
Cone shells contain therapeutically useful peptides including the conotoxins, and one such peptide, ziconotide, has been approved.
Although blind, the professor deftly navigates his marine environment while handling extremely toxic cone shells.
13), but the sponge also protects the dolphin from the deadly cone shells that hide in the sand.
Blue-ringed octopus, cone shells, stonefish, and firefish (also known as lionfish and turkeyfish) are other poisonous creatures presented.