Anemone Cone

Conus anemone

Summary

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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Habitat

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

Distribution

Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Can grow to around 6cm

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