Conus capitaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed generally through the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia from North West Cape in Western Australia, across the tropical north to eastern Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: 

Frequents coral habitat, often found under coral slabs and rocks.

Additional Notes: 

Members of this family are carnivorous predators and feed on molluscs, worms and small fish. Grows up to 100 mm in length.


The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at Accessed 28/10/2018.