Cone snails that are found in Australia, Pacific, Red sea and Florida shores can kill 20 people with its poison
Snails are present everywhere on the land and in the sea. There are a species of snails in the ocean that has an ice cream cone like shell. These are called cone snails. Marbled cone snail is very special among them. This looks very beautiful but is very poisonous. This is one of the top 5 poisonous creatures in the sea. A single drop of its poison can kill 20 persons at a time. This poison affects the eye, ear and throat. The muscles will get a paralysis stroke and the person will die after sometime. Cone snails use this poison for hunting also. A sac like organ in its throat contains ‘Harpoons’, a small needle like things. The snail throws these needles as an arrow to kill the fishes that pass in front of it. The fishes lose its movement because of the poison on the needle. Then the snail leisurely eats the fish. These harpoons can be thrown in all directions. There are around 500 varieties in these snails which grow up to 6 inches.
Cone Snails can be found at a depth of 90 meters in the Australia, Caribbean, Pacific, Red Sea and Florida shores. The cone shaped shells contain beautiful design in various colours. When these snails die, the shells come to the shore along with water, Beautiful necklaces and ornaments are made with these shells.