Video of a Cone Snail Hunting

Posted on January 26, 2012

This National Geographic video shows a cone snail hunting by using its . harpoonlike tooth that can be propelled from an extendable proboscis. The harpoon is loaded with a complex mix of toxins. A cone snail can be seen blasting a fish with its harpoon out in the open. Another cone snail buries itself in the sand and then attacks a fish with its toxic harpoon from below. It then swallows the fish whole. Take a look:



National Geographic says the Geographic Cone Snail (Conus geographus) is the most venomous of the 500 known cone snail species.
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