How would a turtle eat a tiger? The old answer “with a knife and fork”, is not very much of an explanation. But this type of question popped up when biologists began cataloging the diets of a very species-rich group of marine snail – the cone snails. Some cone snails eat other snails. Some eat worms. But some eat fish, and are the only mollusks outside the cephalopod clan that can catch something as fast and wary as a fish.
How does a snail eat a fish?