Conus nussatella Linnaeus, 1758
Nussatella cone, 66mm

Conus nussatella is moderately uncommon, seen more often empty or inhabited by hermit crabs. Living specimens seem to prefer silty sand, in which they bury during the day and from which they emerge at night to hunt. They are most often found living in seaward reef caves near patches of silty sand, but they can also be found on lagoon pinnacles and lagoon interisland reefs. We have seen them at depths from about 7 to 20m.

This younger specimen has a lighter colored shell and animal.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 23 March 2016

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