Conus crocatus Lamarck, 1810
Crocatus cone, 59mm

Conus crocatus is a rare species in the Marshalls. For a time in the 1960s and 1970s, occasional specimens could be found under rocks or buried in rubble on some of the rubble-topped pinnacles such as those at N and K9 buoys. Those seemed to vanish by the mid '80s. Over the last few years, we have seen a few living animals under rocks at the bases of some of the large midlagoon pinnacles. Another tented cone, it is probably a mollusk eater.

Created 4 July 2009

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