Anemone Cone

Conus anemone


Drably coloured compared with its tropical relatives, having a blotched pattern on a cream base. The colour is, however, extremely variable compared with other cone shells and may be brown, pink, orange, yellow, white or grey. The species is usually found under rocks during the day, but moves out at night to harpoon polychaete worms.

Toxicity:Toxic darts dangerous to humans

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Exposed and sheltered waters, usually in rock crevices, up to 130 m depth


Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania


Can grow to around 6cm

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