Cone snails that are found in Australia, Pacific, Red sea and Florida shores can kill 20 people with its poison

Cone snails that are found in Australia, Pacific, Red sea and Florida shores can kill 20 people with its poison

Cone snailsSnails 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.

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3 thoughts on “Cone snails that are found in Australia, Pacific, Red sea and Florida shores can kill 20 people with its poison

  1. I would like to know more about the REALLY DANGEROUS MARINE ANIMALS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL TO PEOPLE-INCLUDING THE REALLY DANGEROUS CONE SHELLS, BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS,ETC.

  2. I have a medical file on this encounter, around 2007 I was snorkeling in pinellas county Florida and was collecting sea shells.I had found several cone shells and brought them into shore.I started walking back out and felt a sting on the bottom of my right foot.I ended up in the hospital and the Doctors would not listen to be. I was paralyzed in my legs and my breathing was shouting down. A Doctor came into my room and saved my life. Everyone I talked to in every park and beach would not believe that It was a posionous cone shell except the Doctor that treated me. My Doctor has proof of what stung me.Is Florida afraid it would scare of tourist, and would rather let others get hurt or killed? The Doctor said I was lucky to be alive.For two weeks I thought I was not going to make it. Thanks Bernie Nazer

  3. The Box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri),
    also known as the “sea wasp,” is another creature of the ocean I WOULD
    NEVER want to encounter, again because its poison can kill people.

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