The genus Conus sensu lato consists of 500-700 species. However, the mitochondrial genomes of only few species have been fully sequenced and reported so far.
Structural features of conopeptide genes inferred from partial sequences of the Conus tribblei genome
An impressive biodiversity (>10,000 species) of marine snails (suborder Toxoglossa or superfamily Conoidea) have complex venoms, each containing approximately 100 biologically active, disulfide-rich peptides.
Comparison of the Venom Peptides and Their Expression in Closely Related Conus Species: Insights into Adaptive Post-speciation Evolution of Conus Exogenomes
Genes that encode products with exogenous targets, which comprise an organism’s “exogenome,” typically exhibit high rates of evolution.