24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed
Toxic Tango Series
You would hardly expect these lovely shells would house venomous creatures, but they all do! Cone shells themselves are harmless once they are empty. The live specimens, however, should be handled with great care – especially the larger varieties which feed on small fish. Cone snails inject their venom with a hypodermic-like modified radula tooth, somewhat like a small harpoon.
Cone Shells Identification Chart