Sozon's Cone

(Recluz, 1843)

Conasprella delessertii

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 50-100

Dextral

Chirality:

The sozon cone has a dramatic spire that comes to a spear-like point. This shell is patterned by alternating bands of white and yellow color. On top of these base colors are lines of dark brown spots, spaced at irregular intervals.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Yucatan

15 to 198 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus delessertii R�cluz, 1843. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420209 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.