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Conus striatus Linnaeus 1758

Endean and Rupert rank C. striatus only after C. geographus, C. tulipa, and C. magus in terms of its danger to humans. This order does not reflect the respective toxicity of the venom, however, but a combination of several factors, including average size (C. geographus is the largest in this group), the development of the venom apparatus and amount delivered (which is related to the length of the radular tooth and reservoir of venom), and degree of aggressive behavior (C. geographus being one of the more aggressive cone shells).

C. striatus has several synonyms, including the unaccepted name Conus chusaki da Motta 1978.

Reference: "Further Studies of the Venoms of Conidae" (1965) by R. Endean and Clare Rudkin, Toxicon, 2, 225-249.

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