Conidae

(kōn′ĭ-dē″ )

[Conus, the name of the type genus + -idae]
A family of cone-shaped, carnivorous, poisonous mollusks that release paralytic chemicals and venomous peptides to capture and kill their prey. These mollusks cause human injury primarily in tropical marine environments but also in aquariums where species are often housed for display.

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