Conus terebra Born, 1778
Terebra cone, 92mm

Conus terebra has a mostly white shell covered in the living state by a thick slippery brown periostracum. The shell resembles Conus coelinae and C. virgo, but its shell is spirally striated rather than smooth, and it lacks the purple anterior tip of C. virgo. This species is moderately rare in the Marshalls, although we have seen occasional specimens on a variety of lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 10 to 20m.

Created 4 July 2009

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