Conus andamanensis   E. A. Smith,  1879 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 26-31 mm

Color: Ground colour white to bluish grey, may be suffused with pink. Last whorl with variably numerous, orangish to dark reddish brown dots, spots, spiral bars and small axial markings, irregularly scattered and sometimes additionally arranged in 2-3 spiral rows, on each side of central third and sometimes also below shoulder. Larval whorls white to beige. Late sutural ramps with orangish to dark reddish brown radial lines or streaks. Aperture white, may be orangish brown or violet-brown deep within.

Moderately small, moderately light. Last whorl conical, ventricosely conical or conoid-cylindrical, outline slightly convex; left side slightly concave at base. Aperture wider at base than near shoulder. Shoulder subangulate to rounded. Spire of low to moderate height, outline concave. Larval shell of about 2.5 whorls, maximum diameter about 0.8 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps nearly flat to slightly convex, with 2 increasing to 3 rather weak spiral grooves; late ramps either with obsolete spiral sculpture or 2-3 spiral grooves. Basal third to half of last whorl with widely spaced punctate spiral grooves and ribbons between; ribbons may grade to ribs at anterior end.

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Habitat:  Sandy


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (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
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Paganelli, G Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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