Conus acuminatus   Bruguiere,  1792 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Image copyright: Alan J. Kohn

Color: Whitish.

Shell small, with a fairly strongly elevated spire, the sides of which are deeply concave; body whorl is strongly angular above, this angular part and the lowermost part of each whorl of spire being somewhat sharply raised and keel-like, and which in the upper whorls of the spire present a slightly nodular appearance; surface of the body wnorl is strongly spirally grooved from the base upwards to about its middle but the upper half of the surface is perfectly smooth and the whole surface displays a slight gloss; aperture is narrow and elongated.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.23) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Apte,D (1998) The book of Indian shells Oxford University Press 115
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Coomans, HE; Moolenbeek, RG and Wils, E (1979) Alphabetical revision of the (sub) species in recent Conidae. 1. abbas to adansonii Basteria 43 Available at - Zoological Records(yemen-marine)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Satyamurti, ST (1952) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar I- Amphineura and Gastropoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 265 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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