Conus vexillum Gmelin, 1791
Flag cone, 110mm

Conus vexillum is a common, large cone shell found on a variety of lagoon and seaward reefs, usually out in the open on hard substrates. Adults are brown in color, while juveniles often yellow.

Large specimens in particular are usually covered with coralline algae and other growths. The two specimens shown above are remarkably clean.

This large specimen was found with its egg capsules under a large rock.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 24 October 2009

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