Conus floridanus   Gabb,  1869 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Conidae

Description
Size: Length 35 mm; Width 16 mm

Color: Ground colour white with elongate, rather wide patches of brown or orange yellow.

Two spiral brown or orange yellow bands with white dots around the body whorl, one at the base and another at the middle. The shell is brittle and thin. Spire is fairly high with 7-9 numbers and slightly concave. The top of each whorl of the spire is concave and also has faint lines of growth. The aperture is white or Pinkish white.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Floridanus Cone (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai Coast (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore INDIA
• Pondicherry INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kasinathan, R; Singarawadivelan, G and Saminathan, R (1997) Venomous cone snails of southeast coast of India 1 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wonders of the sea, Inc Available at - http://www.sealifegifts.net/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-08-11

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