Snail ID

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  1. Ebi Omer

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    Name of this guy?

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    Conus.
    Predator. Some of them eat small fish. Most others on worms.
     
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    Wow. Apparently they're venomous. And I was handling it with my hands..
     
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    They can paralyze a small fish within quarter of a second
     
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    I should get it out.. Do people keep them though?
     
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    I had one or two at times. Mostly in my DSB. Small types.
     
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    Are these local?
     
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    I'm not sure. I got it from a fellow forum member..
     
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    Conus snails are a big family, and do occur all over the world. If this one is a local species, I do not know for sure. But it does look like a Conus tinianus

    Maybe @Lord_Blackadder or @SteveZi can help
     
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    @Johan7927 I got this one from you. Any idea?
     
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