Conus eburneus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Eburneus cone, 54mm

Conus eburneus is abundant in lagoon habitats, where it lives buried in sand by day and sometimes crawls about on the surface at night. Most specimens have black spots, similar to Conus pulicarius, differing in that the spots on C. eburneus are arranged in regular rows.

The pictured specimen below is a rather unusual spotless variety.

This one is carrying a growth of the algae Boergesenia.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 12 September 2011

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