Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Conus
Family: Conidae (Mollusca/Gastropoda)
Taxon : Marine Molluscs
Group : Animal

SPECIES
tinianus
NOTES

Reaching 50 mm in length, this is a light, thin shell with a low spire, prominent suture and convex sides. Fine spiral striae occur on the flattened shoulder slope and base. Lives infratidally under stones and feeds on polychaete worms and gastropods.


AUTHORITY
Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Extremely variable in colour with flecks and blotches or spiral lines of dots
Colour: Orange
Notes: The shells may also be pink
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Tassels
Osse
Cone shell
Variable cone
Habitat
NOTES: Collected 1989 on the beach at the river mouth
HABITAT NAME: Beach
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Conus alfredensis
Conus aurora
Conus fulvus
Conus kraussi
Conus lavendulus
Conus laveni
Conus rosaceus
Conus secutor
Conus tenuis
Ketyconus tinianus



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