Conomurex luhuanus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Conomurex luhuanus
Conomurex luhuanus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 27 August 2006
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
8m
Conomurex luhuanus
Conomurex luhuanus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 27 August 2006
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
8m
Common name: Red Mouthed Stromb
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Known from the Indo-West Pacific region, in Australia, from Torres Strait south to at least Shellharbour, NSW.  Some records from north western Western Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents sea grass areas in intertidal and shallow subtidal areas, common in the tropics, less abundant further south.

Additional Notes:

May occur in large numbers in suitable habitat in the tropics. Young shells may be mistaken for unrelated cone shells. Grows to 70mm.