Conus moreleti Crosse, 1858
Moreleti cone, 45mm

Conus moreleti is relatively common under rocks or exposed on hard substrates on both lagoon and seaward reefs. Living in exposed habitat in rocky areas usually causes the shell to become encrusted with calcareous algae and other growths, making it hard to recognize. The shell is colored much like Conus lividus and has a coronate spire, but it is considerably narrower in shape. The red animal color is another differentiating feature.

The shell below shows severe damage to the shell where the lip (or outer edge) had broken back and later regrown.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 8 October 2016

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