Conus pertusus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Pertusus cone, 53mm

Conus pertusus is uncommon in the Marshalls, found primarily under rocks or in rubble on the seaward reef by day and emerging at night in ledges and small caves. A few have also been seen under rocks on the intertidal reef or under rocks on lagoon subtidal interisland reefs. The periostracum is a bit hairy but thin enough to not hide the bright red color of the shell.

A young individual with a pronounced yellow protoconch.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 3 September 2014

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