Conus subulatus   Kiener,  1845 (Sea Snail)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Gastropoda

Size: 30-38 mm

Color: Ground colour grey, variably shaded with pale brown. Last whorl with an interrupted spiral band of brown bars, spots, flecks or flames below shoulder and on each side of centre, often underlain by pale brown; bands variably complete and brown markings may be widely separated or axially confluent. Apex brown. Late sutural ramps with light to dark brown radial markings. Aperture violet.

Moderately small to medium-sized, moderately light to moderately solid. Last whorl ventricosely conical, conoid-cylindrical or conical; outline convex adapically, less so or straight below; left side concave at base. Shoulder angulate. Spire of moderate height, outline concave. Larval shell of 2.5-2.75 whorls, maximum diameter about 0.7 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave, with 3-4 spiral grooves in late whorls. Last whorl with spiral grooves from base to centre or beyond, separating ribs on basal third and ribbons above.

Synonym (s)
Phasmoconus subulatus (Kiener, 1845)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



Literature Source(s)
  • Field Museum (FMNH) ( Available at -
  • Kohn, AJ The Conus Biodiversity website Available at -
  • Mayhew, R Schooner specimen shells Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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