Conus vitulinus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
Vitulinus cone, 75mm

Conus vitulinus is a common species found from the intertidal down to at least 16m on both lagoon and seaward reefs. It can be found under rocks or exposed in rocky or rubbly areas. Some references call this a synonym of Conus planorbis. I think they look different enough to keep separate. DNA analysis may settle the issue.

Like many cones, Conus vitulinus lays its eggs capsules attached to the undersurfaces of rocks.

Created 4 July 2009
Updated 1 August 2010

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