Conus magnificus Reeve, 1843
Magnificent cone, 68mm

Conus magnificus is rare in the Marshalls, known from one specimen from Enewetak Atoll and several more from Kwajalein. The Enewetak animal was found on the windward seaward reef, while one of those from Kwajalein was under a rock on a lagoon pinnacle near an eastern reef deep water pass. At least two and possibly three specimens from Kwaj are figured in an article by Gloria Pearson in the Hawaiian Shell News 36(8) in August, 1988. The living animal figured in the three photos below was under a rock on the Kwajalein Atoll western seaward reef at a depth of about 6m on 13 June 2010.

The specimen below was found on a Kwajalein Atoll lagoon pinnacle on 5 June 1988.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 10 June 2011

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