Mace Cone

(Crosse, 1858)

Conasprella armiger

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 306104

Shell Information

Length (mm): 30-40

Dextral

Chirality:

The mace cone has pronounced spire that comes to a point and characteristic beaded spiral ribs on the body whorl. One row of these beaded spiral ribs continue on the shoulder of each whorl in the spire. The shell is white to tan with orange-brown spots running along the spiral ribs.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Florida to Suriname

35 to 227 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase.?Conasprella armiger?(Crosse, 1858). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=835306 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.

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/