Conus coelinae Crosse, 1858
Coelinae cone, 56mm

Conus coelinae is a rather rare cone. Nearly all specimens have been found on the seaward reef north of the island of Gehh, where the reef slope changes to a double drop. They are usually in sand pockets between coral heads. Shells of living animals are always covered with a thick brown periostracum; the shell itself is white to light cream colored. It differs from the similar-looking Conus virgo in its lack of a purple anterior tip. This is probably a worm eater.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 20 September 2013

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