Conus vicweei   Old,  1973 (Sea Snail)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order:Neogastropoda
Family:Conidae

Description
Size: 65-91 mm

Color: Last whorl brown or violet brown, with variably numerous white to cream arrow- or zigzag-shaped lines, concentrated in spiral bands within adapical and abapical thirds and at base. Pattern may be reduced along outer lip and on ventral side. Apex white. Following sutural ramps with light brown radial blotches, confluent in latest whorls. Aperture white.

Moderately large to large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl usually narrowly ovate; outline convex, grading to straight at adapical fourth and below centre. Aperture wider at base than near shoulder. Shoulder angulate. Spire low, outline slightly concave, straight or slightly sigmoid. First 3-5 postnuclear whorls tuberculate. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave, with 0-1 increasing to 6-11 spiral grooves. Last whorl with a few weak spiral grooves at base.

Synonym (s)
Textilia vicweei (Old, 1973)

Common Name (s)
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Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at - http://clade.ansp.org/obis/find_mollusk.html
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at - http://biology.burke.washington.edu/conus/index.php
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at - http://www.schnr-specimen-shells.com/
  • 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:2012-10-10

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