Conus capreolus   Rockel,  1985 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

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Size: 36-65 mm

Colour: Ground colour white, suffused with violet and cream on last whorl. Last whorl with fawn axial streaks, varying from separate to fused in an almost solid brown colouration. Larval whorls white. Early teleoconch sutural ramps usually tan, later ramps grade to largely white. Aperture cream white, shaded with very pale violet.

Medium-sized to moderately large, moderately solid. Last whorl conical, outline almost straight; subadult shells slightly convex adapically, large shells with a concave right side. Shoulder sharply angulate. Spire of moderate height, early whorls stepped, outline regularly concave. Larval shell of about 2 whorls, maximum diameter 0.8-0.9 mm. First 5-7 postnuclear whorls tuberculate, later whorls carinate. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave, with pronounced closely set radial threads; early ramps with 1-2 increasing to 3 fine spiral grooves, later ramps with finer spiral striation. Last whorl with a few spiral grooves at base, separated by ribs anteriorly and by ribbons posteriorly.

Synonym (s)
Conus semisulcatus Sowerby, 1870
Kioconus capreolus (Rockel, 1985)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



Literature Source(s)
  • OBIS Indo-Pacific molluscan database Available at -
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Paganelli, G Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-08-11

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