Dusky Cone

(Conrad, 1869)

Conasprella stearnsii

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 25

Dextral

Chirality:

The dusky cone has spiral ribs. This shell is typically grey to white with irregular splotches of brown.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

West Florida to Florida Keys

0 to 57 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Soft substrates

Misc. Facts

This shell is also sometimes called Stearns' Cone.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus stearnsii Conrad, 1869. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420224 on 2021-06-23

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.

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