Conus abbas
Abbas Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus abbotti
Abbott's Cone
Range: Bahamas
Conus abbreviatus
Abbreviated Cone
Range: Hawaii
Conus aculeiformis
Spindle Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus acutangulus
Sharp-angled Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus adamsonii
Rhododendron Cone
Range: Central and SW Pacific
Conus advertex
Reference Cone
Range: Queensland and New South Wales
Conus aemulus hybridus
Hybrid Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus algoensis
Algoa Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus altispiratus
Turret Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus amadis
Amadis Cone
Range: Indian Ocean; Indonesia
Conus ambiguus
Ambiguous Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus ammiralis
Admiral Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus amphiurgus
Amphiurgus
Range: SE USA, Puerto Rico
Conus amphiurgus juliae
Julia Clench's Cone
Range: SE USA
Conus anemone
Anemone Cone
Range: Southern Australia
Conus angasi
Angas's Cone
Range: Australia
Conus aplustre
Back-end Cone
Range: Australia
Conus araneosus nicobaricus
Nicobar Cone
Range: Indian Ocean to Philippines
Conus archon
Magistrate Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Panama
Conus arcuatus
Arched Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Colombia
Conus arenatus
Sand-dusted Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus argillaceus
Clay Cone
Range: NW Indian Ocean
Conus armiger
Armored Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus artoptus
Tender Cone
Range: Australia to Philippines
Conus attenuatus
Thin Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus augur
Augur Cone
Range: Indian Ocean, SW Pacific
Conus aulicus
Princely Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus aurantius
Golden Cone
Range: Southern Caribbean
Conus auratus
Gilded Cone
Range: Society Islands and Tuamotu Islands
Conus aureus
Aureus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus auricomus
Gold-leaf Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus aurisiacus
Aurisiacus Cone
Range: Indonesia, Australia
Conus australis
Austral Cone
Range: Southern Japan, China Sea
Conus axelrodi
Axelrod's Cone
Range: Taiwan to New Guinea
Conus bairstowi
Bairstow's Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus balteatus
Ringed Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus balteus
Girdled Cone
Range: Cape Verde Islands
Conus barthelemyi
Berthelemy's Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus barthelemyi leehmani
Prampart's Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus bartschi
Bartsch's Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Costa Rica
Conus bayani
Bayan's Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus beddomei
Brazil Cone
Range: Central Brazil
Conus bengalensis
Glory of Bengal Cone
Range: Bay of Bengal (Thai coast, Burma)
Conus betulinus
Beech Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus biliosus
Bilious Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus biliosus meyeri
Meyer's Bilious Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus boeticus
Boeticus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus boschi
Bosch's Cone
Range: Oman Coast and NW Indian Ocean
Conus brunneus
Wood's Brown Cone
Range: Gulf of California, Baja California to Ecuador
Conus bulbus
Onion Cone
Range: SW Africa
Conus bullatus
Bubble Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus byssinus
Lesser Butterfly Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus cabriti
Cabrit's Cone
Range: New Caledonia
Conus californicus
California cone
Conus cancellatus
Austin's Cone
Range: Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Conus canonicus
Tiger Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus capitanellus
Little Captain Cone
Range: Southern Japan
Conus capitaneus
Captain Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus caracteristicus
Characteristic Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus cardinalis
Cardinal Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus catus
Cat Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus cedonulli
Matchless Cone
Range: West Indies
Conus cedonulli caledonicus
Celedonica Cone
Range: Lesser Antilles
Conus centurio
Centurion Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus cernicus
Mauritian Cone
Range: Western Indian Ocean
Conus cervus
Palisade Cone
Range: Philippines
Conus chaldeus
Vermiculate Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus chiangi
Chiang's Cone
Range: Taiwan, southern Japan
Conus cinereus
Sunburnt Cone
Range: Western Pacific, Indonesia
Conus circumcisus
Circumcision Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus clarus
Glossy Cone
Range: SW Australia
Conus clerii
Clery's Cone
Range: Brazil to N Argentina
Conus cocceus
Cocceus Cone
Range: Western Australia
Conus coccineus
Scarlet Cone
Range: South Pacific
Conus coelinae
Celine's Cone
Range: Hawaii to New Caledonia
Conus colubrinus
Saffron Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus colubrinus crocatus
Crocatus Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus colubrinus thailandis
Thailand Cone
Range: Andaman Sea
Conus comatosa
Comatose Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Taiwan
Conus connectens
Comma Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus consors
Singed Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus conspersus
Sprinkled Cone
Range: Philippines, Indonesia
Conus coronatus
Crowned Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus couderti
Coudert's Cone
Range: Lesser Antilles
Conus cumingii
Cuming's Cone
Range: Philippines to Solomons and Queensland
Conus cuvieri
Cuvier's Cone
Range: Red Sea
Conus cylindraceus
Cylindrical Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus dalli
Dall's Cone
Range: West Mexico to Panama
Conus daucus
Carrot Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus delessertii
Sozon's Cone
Range: SE USA
Conus diadema
Diadem Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Panama
Conus distans
Distant Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus dorreensis
Pontifical Cone
Range: Western Australia
Conus duplicatus
Duplicate Cone
Range: Southern Japan, Taiwan, Solomons
Conus duplicatus kuroharai
Kurohara's Cone
Range: Southern Japan, Taiwan, Solomons
Conus dusaveli
Du Savel's Cone
Range: Ryukyu Islands, Philippines
Conus ebraeus
Hebrew Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus eburneus
Ivory Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus eburneus polyglotta
Polyglot Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus emaciatus
False Virgin Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus encaustus
Burnt Cone
Range: Marquesas
Conus ermineus
Turtle Cone
Range: Caribbean, West Africa
Conus ermineus
Turtle Cone
Range: Caribbean, West Africa
Conus erythraeensis
Red Sea Cone
Range: Red Sea
Conus eucoronatus
Flat-ridge Cone
Range: South Africa, Mozambique
Conus eugrammatus
Eugrammatus Cone
Range: Hawaii, SW Pacific
Conus excavatus
Coffee Cone
Range: Red Sea
Conus excelsus
Illustrious Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus eximius
Exceptional Cone
Range: SE Asia
Conus fergusoni
Ferguson's Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus figulinus
Fig Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus filicinctus
Thin-line Cone
Range: Java
Conus flavidus
Yellow Pacific Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus floccatus
Clouded Cone
Range: Pacific
Conus floridana
Florida Cone
Range: SE USA
Conus floridus
Floridus Cone
Range: NE Indian Ocean
Conus frigidus
Frigid Cone
Range: Pacific
Conus fulgetrum
Lightning Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus fulmen
Thunderbolt Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Ryukyus
Conus fumigatus
Smoky Cone
Range: Red Sea
Conus furvus
Dark Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus generalis
General Cone
Range: Pacific
Conus generalis maldivus
Maldive Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus genuanus
Garter Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus geographus
Geography Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus geographus fragillissimus
Fragile Geography Cone
Range: Ethiopia, Red Sea
Conus gladiator
Gladiator Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Peru
Conus glaucus
Glaucous Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus gloriamaris
Glory of the Seas Cone
Range: Western Pacific, primarily Philippines and Solomons but also in New Guinea, Yap, Ceram and Flores Islands.
Notable: Among collectors, the shell of the Glory of the Seas cone snail, Conus gloriamaris, has special significance. For many years it was one of the most sought after, and considered one of the most rare, shells in the world. Its elegant beauty, and moderate rarity even today, continues to elevate the Glory of the Seas above most other cones in terms of desirability. For a century after its description by Chemnitz in 1777, Conus gloriamaris was known from a relative handful of specimens and it developed a historic notoriety. In 1792 it was published that an earnest collector of Conus species, Chris Hwass of Denmark, purchased a Glory of the Seas at auction only to immediately destroy it in an effort to reduce the known population of specimens by one, thus making his other specimen that much more valuable. A mid-1800's report testified that the only known locale at which Conus gloriamaris was thought to be found alive was destroyed by earthquake, driving the rare species into extinction and making the known specimens spectacularly valuable. As recently as 1957, only two dozen specimens were known to exist and auction prices were well above $1000 apiece. Ten years later, the number of known specimens tripled as collectors discovered New Guinea collecting grounds. In 1969, a pair of divers found over a hundred live specimens at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands and the rarity of Conus gloriamaris was history. Nevertheless, the shell's historic significance and mystique continue. The Glory of the Sea Cone can now be afforded by most collectors, enabling them to possess an example of what was once the most pursued shell in the world, and what is still one of the most beautiful to behold.
Conus gradatus
Gradated Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Peru
Conus grangeri
Granger's Cone
Range: Taiwan, Philippines
Conus granulatus
Glory of the Atlantic Cone
Range: SE Florida and West Indies
Conus gubernator
Governor Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus guineensis
Guinea Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus hieroglyphus
Hieroglyphic Cone
Range: Antilles, Jamaica
Conus hirasei
Hirase's Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Taiwan
Conus hyaena
Hyena Cone
Range: India, Bay of Bengal
Conus hypochlorus
Hypo Cone
Range: Philippines
Conus ichinoseana
Ichinose Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Taiwan, Philippines
Conus imperialis
Imperial Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus imperialis fuscata
Western Imperial Cone
Range: East Africa
Conus infrenatus
Jeffrey's Bay Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus inscriptus
Engraved Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus iodostoma
Violet-mouth Cone
Range: Western Indian Ocean
Conus ione
Ione Cone
Range: Southern Japan
Conus janus
Janus Cone
Range: East Africa
Conus jaspideus
Jasper Cone
Range: Gulf of Mexico to Brazil
Conus jaspideus stearnsii
Stearn's Cone
Range: Florida
Conus jaspideus verrucosus
Verrucose Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus jickelii
Jickeli's Cone
Range: Western Indian Ocean
Conus jucundus
Jucunda Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus julii
Mascarene Cone
Range: Mauritius and Reunion Island
Conus kashiwajimensis
Kashiwajima Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Taiwan
Conus keatformis
Keatlike Cone
Range: SE Asia
Conus kermadecensis
Kermadec Cone
Range: China Sea, Australia to E. Africa
Conus kerstitchi
Kerstitch's Cone
Range: West Mexico and Baja California
Conus kimioi
Kimio's Cone
Range: Japan, Taiwan, Philippines
Conus kinoshitai
Kinoshitai's Cone
Range: China Sea, Philippines, Solomons
Conus klemae
Klem's Cone
Range: Southern Australia
Conus kulkulcan
Kulkulcan Cone
Range: Caribbean
Conus legatus
Ambassador Cone
Range: Pacific
Conus lemniscatus
Ribbon Cone
Range: Northern Indian Ocean
Conus lentiginosus
Brown-flame Cone
Range: Northern Indian Ocean
Conus leopardus
Leopard Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus lienardi
Lienard's Cone
Range: Melanesia
Conus litoglyphus
Lithograph Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus litteratus
Lettered Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus lividus
Livid Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus locumtenens
Vice Admiral Cone
Range: Red Sea, NW Indian Ocean
Conus lucidus
Spiderweb Cone
Range: Baja California to Ecuador
Conus luteus
Leteus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus lynceus
Lynceus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus magnificus
Dignified Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus magus
Magus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus marielae
Mariel's Cone
Range: Marquesas
Conus marmoreus
Marble Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus marmoreus nigrescens
Range: Samoa to New Caledonia
Conus marmoreus suffusa
Range: New Caledonia
Conus marmoreus vidua
Vidua Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus mazei
Maze's Cone
Range: South Florida to Brazil
Conus mazei rainesae
Raine's Cone
Range: South Florida to Brazil
Conus memiae
Memi's Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus mercator
Trader Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus miles
Soldier Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus miliaris
Thousand-spot Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus milneedwardsi
Glory of India Cone
Range: Indian Ocean (Mozambique to Aden, southern and western India, southern Indian Ocean islands), China Sea (Taiwan) and Ryukyu Islands.
Conus mindanus
Bermuda Cone
Range: Bermuda to Brazil
Conus minnamurra
Minnamurra Cone
Range: SE Australia
Conus mitratus
Miterlike Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus moluccensis
Molucca Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus monachus
Monastic Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus monile
Necklace Cone
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean
Conus moreleti
Morelet's Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus mucronatus
Deep-grooved Cone
Range: China Sea, Philippines
Conus muriculatus
Muricate Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus mus
Mouse Cone
Range: SE Florida, West Indies, Bermuda
Conus musicus
Music Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus musicus parvatus
South African Music Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus mustelinus
Weasel Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus nadaensis
Nada Cone
Range: Japan
Conus namocanus
Namocanus Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus natalis
Natal Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus neptunus
Neptune Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus nielsanae
Nielsen's Cone
Range: Northern Australia
Conus nigropunctatus
Black-spot Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus nimbosus
Stormy Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus nobilis
Noble Cone
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean
Conus nobilis marchionatus
Marquesas Cone
Range: Marquesas
Conus nobilis victor
Victor Cone
Range: Bali
Conus nussatella
Nussatella Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus obscurus
Obscure Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus ochroleucus
Prefect Cone
Range: Philippines, New Guinea
Conus orbignyi
Orbigny's Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus orion
Orion Cone
Range: West Mexico to Colombia
Conus otohimeae
Otohime's Cone
Range: Southern Japan to Philippines
Conus pagodus
Pagoda Cone
Range: Japan, Taiwan, Philippines
Conus papilliferus
Papilla Cone
Range: Eastern Australia
Conus parius
Parian Cone
Range: Philippines to New Hebrides
Conus parvulus
Little Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus patae
Pat's Cone
Range: South Florida, Jamaica, Bahamas
Conus patricius
Pear-shaped Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus paulucciae
Paulucci's Cone
Range: Southern Indian Ocean
Conus pennaceus
Feathered Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus pergrandis
Grand Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus pertusus
Pertusus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus pilkeyi
Pilkey's Cone
Range: Fiji to Philippines
Conus planorbis
Planorbis Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus poehlianus
Pohl's Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus polygrammus
Multilinear Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus poormani
Poorman's Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Gulf of Panama
Conus praecellens
Admirable Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus princeps
Prince Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus princeps apogrammatus
Orange Prince Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus proximus
Proximus Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus pulcher
Butterfly Cone
Range: SW Africa
Conus pulicarius
Flea-bite Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus puncticulatus
Pinpoint Cone
Range: Caribbean to N Brazil
Conus purpurascens
Purple Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Peru
Conus quercinus
Oak Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus radiatus
Rayed Cone
Range: Fiji to Philippines
Conus rattus
Rat Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus recluzianus
Recluz's Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus recurvus
Recurved Cone
Range: West Mexico to Ecuador
Conus regius
Crown Cone
Range: Georgia, South Florida, West Indies
Conus regius citrinus
Yellow Crown Cone
Range: Georgia, South Florida, West Indies
Conus relatus
Philippine Cone
Range: Philippines
Conus retifer
Netted Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus rubiginosus
Ruddy Cone
Range: Indonesia, Philippines
Conus rufimaculosus
Red-stained Cone
Range: East Australia
Conus rutilus
Burnished Cone
Range: South Australia
Conus sanguinolentus
Bloodstained Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus sazanka
Sazanka's Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus scabriusculus
Leaden Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus schepmani
Schepman's Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus sculletti
Scullett's Cone
Range: Queensland and New South Wales
Conus sennottorum
Sennott's Cone
Range: Yucatan
Conus sibogae
Siboga Cone
Range: Indonesia to Queenslands
Conus sieboldii
Siebold's Cone
Range: Japan, Taiwan
Conus smirna
Smirna Cone
Range: Southern Japan, Hawaii
Conus soaresi
Clover's Cone
Range: West Africa
Conus spectrum
Specter Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus spectrum stillatus
Stillate Cone
Range: Australia
Conus sponsalis
Marriage Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus spurius
Alphabet Cone
Range: SW USA and West Indies
Conus spurius aureofasciatus
Gold-banded Cone
Range: SW USA and West Indies
Conus spurius lorenzianus
Lorenz's Cone
Range: SW USA and West Indies
Conus stercusmuscarum
Fly-specked Cone
Range: Western Pacific
Conus stigmaticus
Stigmatic Cone
Range: SW Pacific
Conus stimpsoni
Stimpson's Cone
Range: SE USA to Yucatan
Conus stramineus
Nisus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus striatellus
Striatellus Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus striatus
Striate Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus stupella
Stupella Cone
Range: Southern Japan and Taiwan
Conus sulcatus
Sulcate Cone
Range: Japan, Taiwan, Bay of Bengal to Solomons
Conus suratensis
Suratan Cone
Range: Indian Ocean and SW Pacific
Conus suturatus
Violet-base Cone
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean
Conus suturatus sandwichensis
Hawaiian Cone
Range: Hawaii
Conus taeniatus
Ringed Cone
Range: Red Sea, NW Indian Ocean
Conus taslei
Tasle's Cone
Range: SW Africa
Conus tenuistriatus
Thin-line Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus teramachii
Teramachi's Cone
Range: S. Japan to South Africa
Conus terebra
Terebra Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus tessulatus
Tesselate Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus thalassiarchus
Bough Cone
Range: Philippines
Conus thomae
St. Thomas Cone
Range: Indonesia
Conus tiaratus
Tiara Cone
Range: West Mexico to Ecuador
Conus timorensis
Timor Cone
Range: Mauritius to New Guinea
Conus tinianus
Ruddy Cone
Range: South Africa
Conus tornatus
Grooved Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus tribblei
Tribble's Cone
Range: Taiwan, Philippines, Solomons
Conus trigonus
Trigonal Cone
Range: NW Austalia
Conus tulipa
Tulip Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus typhon
Typhon Cone
Range: Natal and Mozambique
Conus urashimanus
Urashima Cone
Range: Southern Japan, Philippines
Conus variegatus
Variable Cone
Range: SW Africa
Conus varius
Varius Cone
Range: East Africa to Fiji
Conus ventricosus
Mediterranean Cone
Range: Mediterranean
Conus venulatus
Cape Verde Cone
Range: Cape Verde Islands
Conus vexillum
Flag Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus vicweei
Vic Wee's Cone
Range: Sumatra to Thailand
Conus villepinii
Villepin's Cone
Range: Florida to Brazil
Conus vimineus
Wickerwork Cone
Range: Philippines
Conus violaceus
Tendineus Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus virgatus
Virgate Panama Cone
Range: West Mexico to Ecuador
Conus virgo
Virgin Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus vittatus
Ribboned Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Ecuador
Conus vitulinus
Calf Cone
Range: Indo-Pacific
Conus voluminalis
Voluminous Cone
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean
Conus wallangra
Wallangra Cone
Range: Southern Queensland, Northern New South Wales
Conus wittigi
Wittig's Cone
Range: Indonesia
Conus xanthicus
Guaymas Cone
Range: Gulf of California
Conus ximenes
Interrupted Cone
Range: Gulf of California to Peru
Conus zeylanicus
Obese Cone
Range: Indian Ocean
Conus zonatus
Zoned Cone
Range: Seychelles to India and Sumatra