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What is a cone snail?

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A cone snail has a cone-shaped shell, a fleshy foot, a head, and tentacles. Cone snails live in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean and Red Seas, and along the coast of Florida. The sting usually happens when divers in deep reef waters handle the snails. Swimmers and snorkelers are unlikely to find cone snails in shallow intertidal waters. Their empty shells are prized items on sandy beaches.

From: Wilderness: Cone Snail Sting WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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Cone Snail Sting from eMedicineHealth

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