Conus glans Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Glans cone, 48mm

Conus glans is not especially uncommon on lagoon pinnacles and the seaward reef. They usually live buried in rubble during the day and emerge in ledges and caves at night. The thick periostracum covers a mostly blue shell, typically with a couple of wide darker brown spiral bands. The animal is mostly red; we can see small pieces of it under the shell of the specimen below. It is similar in morphology to Conus tenuistriatus, but that species is usually gray-brown, is smaller in size, and has much finer spiral striations across the shell.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 15 August 2015

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