Conus quercinus [Status Unaccepted]   Hwass in Bruguiere,  1792 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Conidae

Description
Size: Length 47 mm; Width 25 mm

Color: Light yellow with pale brown lines

The shell is brittle and thin. The body whorl is light yellow encircled with numerous closely spaced transverse thread-like yellowish brown lines. Spire is pale yellow and the tip is brown. The edge of the outer lip is very sharp. The aperture is white. Periostracum is thick, opaque and its color is brown with deep collabral growth lines. When alive, the foot and siphon are brownish grey, heavily speckled with black color.

Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated,Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Carnivores

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin 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
  • Kasinathan, R; Singarawadivelan, G and Saminathan, R (1997) Venomous cone snails of southeast coast of India 1 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • 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
  • Paganelli, G Coneshell.net Available at - http://www.coneshell.net/index.html
  • 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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