Conus luteus Sowerby, 1833
Luteus cone, 32mm

Conus luteus is found rarely in the Marshalls, and so far only on the seaward reef slope and surge channels. Living specimens were found at night in ledges and caves at depths exceeding 16m. Walls calls this the "typical" form of C. luteus but considers C. nucleus to be a subspecies. We treat C. nucleus separately.

Created 4 July 2009

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