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Crown Cone
Conus regius Gmelin, 1791

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Neogastropoda »  family Conidae »  genus Conus - Cones »  subgenus Stephanoconus

Scientific synonyms

Conus regius regius Gmelin, 1791
Stephanoconus regius (Gmelin, 1791)
Conus citrinus Gmelin, 1791
Conus regius citrinus Gmelin, 1791
Cucullus coronacivica Röding, 1798
Conus gadesi Espinosa & Ortea, 2005
Conus leucostictus Gmelin, 1791

Type taxon of:Stephanoconus Mörch, 1852 (Conus leucostictus Gmelin, 1791)
Least Concern LC

Images

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Jan Delsing

Conus regius - Crown Cone

Author: Tucker, J.K.

Taxon in country check-lists*

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Description

As conus nebulosus (Solander):
Spire elevated, concave, tuberculate, striate; shoulder well defined; body whorl generally somewhat granulous, especially at the base, where there may be elevated revolving tuberculated ridges. Color brownish, painted with irregular white spots and blotches, often so as to form a lighter central band. In some cases the white predominates. Length, 35 to 65; diameter, 20 to 35 mm. A beautiful species, having an almost infinite variety of coloring.
Dall, W.H. & Simpson, C.T., 1901. The Mollusca of Porto Rico.

Distribution

Distribution: USA: Florida: East Florida, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas; Mexico: Quintana Roo; Honduras: Swan Island; Colombia: Offshore islands; Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela: Islas Los Roques; Cuba: North Havana Province, North Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Guantanamo; Jamaica, Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands: St. Croix; Barbados, Brazil: Para, Ceara, Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, Trindade Island
MALACOLOG
Author: Jan Delsing

poisonous

Links and literature

EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Stephanoconus regius Gmelin, 1791]
Data retrieved on: 2 February 2014
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Conus regius GMELIN, 1791]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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