Conus flavidus Lamarck, 1810
Flat-topped cone, 55mm

Conus flavidus is common on intertidal and shallow subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs down to a depth of about 20m, where it usually lives under rocks or in holes in the reef. It can be distinguished from the similarly colored Conus lividus by its smooth spire; that of C. lividus is nodulose. The shell is brown with a central spiral lighter band; nearly all of the shell is hidden by the thick periostracum in the specimen below.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 14 October 2012

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