Conus capitaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Conus capitaneus
Conus capitaneus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
18m
Conus capitaneus
Conus capitaneus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
18m
Distribution:

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.

References:

The Seashells of New South Wales, Des Beechey, Senior Fellow, Australian Museum, Release 25. Website at https://seashellsofnsw.org.au/Conidae/Pages/Conidae_intro.htm. Accessed 28/10/2018.