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Glory of the Atlantic Cone

Conus granulatus

Description:

Photo take at -30 ft near a coral reef first time i see this shell small about 2 cm long looks like a cone shell ??



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12 Comments

AndréPoremski
AndréPoremski 4 years ago

This is 100% certainly Conus (Atlanticonus) granulatus or the Glory-of-the-Atlantic Cone. They have a strong population in this area of Mexico and this is a fantastic specimen!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Thanks for the id !

J.S. Geiger
J.S. Geiger 4 years ago

Looks like Conus vittatus, but species is found along the Pacific coast.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Abdre is alive on a scuba dive

AndréPoremski
AndréPoremski 7 years ago

Was it alive? Snorkeling or scuba? Good spot, these guys are rare!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Bernadette

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Here's the image that led me to that ID:
http://www.jaxshells.org/granulat.htm

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Blogie :) but it look that the range is only for the south pacific more like where you are, but it most be the same family or species .

Blogie
Blogie 7 years ago

I'm not 100% sure, but it could be Conus sulcocastaneus.
http://eol.org/pages/4821699/overview

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks so much Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

beautifully colored!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Thanks Sachin :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Beautiful,

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Jul 9, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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