Amphiurgus Cone

Dall, 1889

Conus amphiurgus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 338357, ANSP 253741

Shell Information

Length (mm): 35-54

Dextral

Chirality:

The amphiurgus cone has faint spiral ribs. The spire has a pattern of alternating white and orange-brown splotches that continues to the shoulder of the body whorl. Most of the body whorl is yellow to yellow-orange with a line of large white spots at its center and lines of small irregular orange-brown spots.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Columbia

9 to 61 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Benthic

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus amphiurgus Dall, 1889. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420199 on 2021-09-01

Rosenberg, G., F. Moretzsohn, and E. F. Garc?a. 29. Gastropoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 579?699 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico?Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/