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Family Conidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Conus (Conus) marmoreus

MARBLED CONE  

Uncommon on hard reef or buried in sand pockets to 300 feet.  Spire is flat and coronated.  Black tented pattern on white shell.  Feeds upon other species of cone shells.  Animal is tan with brown mottling.  Attains 5 inches.  Has a potentially lethal sting.  Indo-Pacific excluding Hawaii.