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Conus (Virgiconus) spiceri

Spicer's Cone Spicer's Cone
Spicer's Cone, Makua, Oahu, 75 feet (aquarium photo)

Makua, Oahu, 70 feet


Rare in sand pockets or under rocks, locally common at Midway.  Elongate, solid shell light yellow, aperture white, spire flat and smooth.  Animal is brown with yellow head, siphon banded with black & white.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawaii and scattered records from the Central Pacific.  Formerly regarded a subspecies of Conus coelinae.