Conus tessulatus Born, 1778
Tessullated cone, 40mm

Conus tessulatus is moderately common in the Marshalls. It can be found intertidally, as well as on subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs. In seaward reef surge channels, it is most common buried in flake sand at the bottom of surge channels in about 10-20m of water.

Looking into the anterior end, you can see the siphon over the mouth, which is flanked by the two eyestalks, all over the front of the foot.

Created 4 July 2009

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