Conus tenuistriatus Sowerby, 1858
Tenuistriatus cone, 34mm

Conus tenuistriatus bears some resemblance to Conus glans, but is usually smaller, has finer spiral striations, and is purple-brown in color. This species is found mostly on the eastern and western seaward reefs under rubble or in ledges and caves, but can also be found under rocks on lagoon pinnacles. They usually live at depths of 9 to 20m.

The one below was an unusually large specimen.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 23 March 2016

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