Conus frigidus   Reeve,  1848 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 28-56 mm

Color: Colour olive to sometimes orangish or pinkish brown. Last whorl usually with a paler spiral band at or closely below centre and sometimes a second one at shoulder. Base purplish blue. Larval shell purple. Aperture purple, with paler bands near centre and below shoulder, often grading to pale blue deep within.

Moderately small to medium-sized, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl conical or ventricosely conical to broadly conical; outline convex at adapical third to half, almost straight below. Shoulder angulate, sometimes subangulate or nearly carinate. Spire of low to moderate height, outline straight to convex. Teleoconch sutural ramps usually flat; later ramps with 2-4 increasing to 4-5 distinct spiral grooves and additional striae. Last whorl usually with variably spaced, generally granulose spiral ribs from base to centre or shoulder; surface seldom largely smooth.

Synonym (s)
Conus maltzanianus Weinkauff, 1873

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Sedentary polychaetes


Literature Source(s)
  • Ghosh, AK (1982) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries: Homoptera: Aphidoidea (Lachninae) ZSI 2 167 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Leviten, PJ and Kohn, AJ (1980) Microhabitat resource use, activity patterns, and episodic catastrophe: Conus on tropical intertidal reef rock benches Ecological Monographs 50(1) 55-75 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Association francaise de conchyliologie Available at -

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