Conidae


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Conidae

(kōn′ĭ-dē) [ Conus, the name of the type genus + -idae]
A family of cone-shaped, carnivorous, poisonous mollusks that release paralytic chemicals and venomous peptides to capture and kill their prey. These mollusks cause human injury primarily in tropical marine environments but also in aquariums where species are often housed for display.

Conidae

a family of univalve shellfish whose members can be very poisonous to humans. See also conus.
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A revision of the littoral Conidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Cape Province.
The identities of Otitoma and Antimitra (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Conidae and Buccinidae).
The activity against fewer biofilm bacteria observed in Cronia margariticola and in other gastropod egg masses of Cassidae, Conidae, Cypraeidae, Alplysidae, and Buccinidae in the present study could be influenced by their stage of development.