Turtle Cone

Born, 1778

Conus ermineus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 334875, ANSP 299852

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 103

Dextral

Chirality:

This shell can have a white to bluish gray color with an irregular pattern of dark brown or be dark brown with an irregular pattern of white to bluish gray.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Venezuala

0 to 101 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine; Coral reefs

Misc. Facts

This shell is also sometimes called the Agate Cone.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase.?Conus ermineus?Born, 1778. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=215538 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/