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

Image copyrights: Moorea Biocode

Size: 30-60 mm

Color: Brown

Thick, heavy, low spire, dark brown wavy longitudinal lines, aperture is white.

Synonym (s)
Conus nivifer G.B. Sowerby II, 1833
Conus leopardus Dillwyn, 1817
Conus nivosus Lamarck, 1810
Conus robillardi Bernardi, 1858
Conus sulphuratus Kiener, 1845
Conus sumatrensis Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792
Conus vexillum sumatrensis Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792
Cucullus canonicus Roding, 1798)
Rhizoconus vexillum (Gmelin, 1791)

Common Name (s)
• Flag Cone
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(For decoration)

Habitat:  Rocky,Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Tan, KS and Kastoro, WW (2004) A small collection of gastropods and bivalves from the Anambas and Natuna Islands, south China Sea The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 11 47-54
  • 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
  • Saad, MAH (1984) Proceedings of the Symposium on Coral Reef environment of the Red Sea King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia 1-681 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Hosseinzadeh, H; Daghoghi, B and Rameshi, H (2001) Atlas of the Persian Gulf molluscs Oman sea fisheries research center, Oman 208 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Eddie, H Hardy's internet guide to marine gastropods Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -

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