|Conus textilus © De Agostini/Getty Images|
When it comes to the poison department, these shellfish mean business. Another name for particularly pretty geography cone of the Indo-Pacific is the "cigarette shell". And not because it's white and brown. Get yourself harpooned by this little four-incher, and you'll only live long enough to smoke a cigarette. Given that there's not even an antidote, I'd probably want something a bit stronger than a cigarette!
|Conus geographus © Didier Descouens|
Here are some more killer cones...
|From top to bottom: striated cone, vexillium cone and marble cone|