Villepin's Cone

P. Fischer & Bernardi, 1857

Conus villepinii

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 38-93

Dextral

Chirality:

The Villepin's cone has a pointed spire with beaded rib on the upper shell whorls. The body whorl has evenly spaced spiral ribs. This shell is typically white to yellowish tan with orange-brown blotches.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

25 to 475 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Conus villepinii P. Fischer & Bernardi, 1857. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420226 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.

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