Conus zeylonicus   Gmelin  (Sea Snail)
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Class: Gastropoda

Size: Length 50 mm; Width 35 mm

Shell is moderately thick, smooth and strong, body whorl is white with purplish shads; with number of transverse rows of brown dashes and spots with purplish shade, irregular wavy axial blotches in two interrupted bands at adapical and abapical of the centre. Spire similarly marked, shoulder more or less round and the side of the body whorl is slightly convexed, base narrow and white, aperture is also purplish white. Periostracum light brown, thin, smooth and translucent. Foot is brown, siphon dark pink especially at tip, shading lighter proximally followed by white bands. Proboscis is light brown.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Zeylonicus Cone (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pazhayar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Karai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kasinathan, R; Singarawadivelan, G and Saminathan, R (1997) Venomous cone snails of southeast coast of India 1 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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