Conus tulipa Linnaeus, 1758
Tulip cone, 81mm

Conus tulipa is one of the lightweight bubble cones similar to Conus geographus, and like that species is a potentially highly venomous fish eater. This species is moderately uncommon, but is most often seen under rocks on the intertidal reef, such as that between the islands of Kwajalein and Little Bustard.We have also seen specimens in shallow surge channels on the leeward seaward reef to depths of about 5m.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 14 March 2015

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