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The tiger cone, is a species of the genus Conus, these snails are predators. They are capable of “stinging” humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all. Species in the genus Conus can be found in the tropical and subtropical seas of the world, at depths ranging to 1,000 m. They are very variable in some of their characters, striae, colors and the pattern of coloring. Many fossil species have been described; they are extensively distributed, and first appear in Cretaceous strata.

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