Crown Cone

Gmelin, 1791

Conus regius

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 50-75

Dextral

Chirality:

The crown cone is relatively thick shell with a blunt spire. It has faint spiral ribs some of which are beaded. It is usually a warm brown color with patches of white that can vary dramatically in size making some looks mostly white.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

0 to 95 meters

Diet:

Carnivore; They eat a variety of anellids including christmas tree worms, feather dusters, fireworms, ect.

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus regius Gmelin, 1791. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420220 on 2021-09-03

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.

Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (214). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. https://doi.org/1.116/j.ecoinf.214.8.5.

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.