Mouse Cone

Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792

Conus mus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 97029

Shell Information

Length (mm): 25-43.5

Dextral

Chirality:

The mouse cone is sculpted with spiral ribs on the body whorl. It has a short spire patterned with alternating white and dark lines. This brown shell continues this pattern on the shoulder of the body whorl and has a line of white spots on the center of this whorl.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Barbados

0 to 18 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs and other hard substrates

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus mus Hwass in Brugui?re, 1792. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420216 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.

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/