Lettered Cone

Lettered Cone - PaxtonGate
Lettered Cone - PaxtonGate
Lettered Cone - PaxtonGate
Lettered Cone - PaxtonGate
Lettered Cone - PaxtonGate

Lettered Cone

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The lettered cone snail, Conus litteratus is part of a family of predatory sea snails that make up some of the most-deadly creatures in the world. The carnivorous cone snail uses a powerful harpoon, the toxoglossan radula, loaded on an extendable proboscis to stab fast moving prey. Unfortunately for careless beach goers and unaware shell collectors it also uses it for defense. Signs on many tropical and subtropical beaches warn visitors of the deadly danger of cone snails. Currently the subject of neuro-scientific research, Letter cone snail venom or conotoxin may show promise in the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, and epilepsy. Concentrated amounts of venom from some cone species has shown to be a potent pain reliever one-thousand times stronger than morphine. Fortunately for you, these shells do not come with an angry, poison harpoon slinging snail in them.

All shells and sea life vary in size and shape. You will receive a high quality specimen of the selected item but not the exact one pictured. All sea life is guaranteed to be top quality; sourced from ethical vendors around the world.

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If there is an issue with your order or something arrives damaged, we will refund or replace the item.

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