Conus radiatus   Gmelin,  1791 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 30-109 mm

Color: Last whorl beige to dark brown, sometimes shaded with pale violet, often with a narrow white or grey spiral band at shoulder and less frequently with irregularly arranged white to bluish grey axial streaks. Larval shell beige. Teleoconch sutural ramps white or grey to dark brown, occasionally shaded with violet, often bicoloured or maculated dark and light; colour of spire may contrast with colour of last whorl. Aperture white, sometimes tinged with brown or violet.

Moderately small to large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl narrowly conoid-cylindrical, conoid-cylindrical or ventricosely conical; outline convex at adapical third, less so or straight below. Shoulder subangulate or rounded. Spire low, outline concave to straight. Larval shell multispiral, maximum diameter about 0.7 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave, with a pronounced subsutural ridge and 1 increasing to 6-8 spiral grooves; additional spiral striae on last ramp. Last whorl with variably spaced and wide axially striate spiral grooves on basal third to half; grooves separating broad ribbons adapically and narrower ribbons and ribs near base.

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Habitat:  Sandy,Muddy


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subbaramaiah, K (1971) Distribution of marine organisms on the Jalleshwar shore, Veraval Seaweed Research and Utilization 1 19-29 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Poppe, GT and Poppe, P (1996) Conchology, Inc. Conchology, Inc. Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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