Conus emaciatus   Reeve,  1849 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyrights: coneshell

Size: 30-69 mm

Color: Colour yellowish grey to orange and yellow. Last whorl often slightly paler near centre and at shoulder. Base and larval whorls purplish blue. Aperture white except for the basal area, occasionally tinged with violet deep within.

Moderately small to moderately large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl conical; outline convex at adapical third, slightly concave at centre and straight below. Shoulder angulate to subangulate. Spire usually low, outline concave to convex. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly convex; later ramps with 3 increasing to 5 weak major spiral grooves, more often turning into numerous striae on latest ramps. Last whorl with rather regularly spaced, often finely granulose spiral ribs with closely set spiral striae betweenfrom base to adapical third.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated,Rocky,Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Terebellid and other polychaetes


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
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Paganelli, G Available at -

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