Conus milneedwardsi   Jousseaume,  1894 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Conidae

Description
Size: 60-174 mm

Color: Ground colour white, generally with 2 pink spiral bands on last whorl, just above centre and within basal third, the body whorl is usually white and over this whorl two brown bands running transversely.

The shell is long and moderately hard, moderately large to large, moderately solid to solid. Shoulder angulate to sharply angulate. Spire stepped and usually high, outline generally straight, also variably concave, last whorl with variably weak, axially striate spiral grooves near base, separated by ribs at anterior end and by ribbons above; spiral grooves weak or obsolete.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Glory of India (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky,Sandy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pazhayar INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• Reunion Island
• Tamil Nadu, Keezha Karai 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
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • Delsaerdt, A (1990) Complementary information concerning Conus lemuriensis Wils and Delsaerdt, 1989 and Conus milneedwardsi Jousseaume 1894 Gloria Maris 29 (1) Available at - Zoological Records
  • Kasinathan, R; Singarawadivelan, G and Saminathan, R (1997) Venomous cone snails of southeast coast of India 1 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at - http://biology.burke.washington.edu/conus/index.php
  • Eumednet Available at - http://www.eumed.net/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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