Conus chaldaeus   (Roding,  1798) (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 4 cm.

Color: Blackish with white spiral lines at the shoulders and the centre of the body whorl, and irregular wavy axial white streaks, interior white, margin of lip black.

Solid, stout, slightly biconical, spire of medium height with nearly straight sides, body whorl with convex sides and rounded, weakly nodulose shoulders, sculptured with weakly beaded spiral cords which become obsolete posteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Cucullus chaldaeus Roding, 1798

Common Name (s)
• Vermiculate Cone
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Wilson, B; Wilson, C and Baker, P (1994) Australian marine shells 2 1-370 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Association francaise de conchyliologie Available at -

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