Yellow Cone

Dall, 1902

Conus stimpsoni

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Neogastropoda

Conidae

Conidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 389488

Shell Information

Maximum length (mm): 50

Dextral

Chirality:

The yellow cone has evenly spaced spiral ribs on the body whorl. It typically has a pale white color with three bands of yellow on the body whorl and irregular blotches of yellow on the spire.

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

East Florida to Brazil

42 to 196 meters

Diet:

Carnivore

Habitat:

Marine

Misc. Facts

This shell is also sometimes called Stimpson's Cone.

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase.?Conus stimpsoni?Dall, 1902. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420225 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.

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/