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unknown indopacific cone
05-05-2011, 06:12 PM,
unknown indopacific cone
Can somebody help with the ID of the cone below ?
It comes from Mauritius (south-west indian ocean) and measures about 30mm.

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05-06-2011, 12:32 AM,
Re: unknown indopacific cone
Looks like one of the innumerable color forms of Conus janus, immature at that size.
05-06-2011, 07:37 PM,
Re: unknown indopacific cone
Thanks Paul.
05-07-2011, 08:21 AM,
Re: unknown indopacific cone
Having second thoughts on this one after taking another look.  While the pattern is almost identical to some Conus janus I have, C. janus usually has a more broadly rounded shoulder and more inflated whorls than this shell.  Also, the lines of small dots seen on this shell are not typical of C. janus.  You might want to consider Conus maldivus.  C. maldivus is extremely variable, and most of them don't look anything like this.  But, if you have Manual of the Living Conidae, check out #19 on Plate 33.  What do other Conists think about this?

05-08-2011, 10:17 AM,
Re: unknown indopacific cone
I would say maldivus too.
05-22-2011, 04:44 AM,
Re: unknown indopacific cone
This is a specimen of Conus maldivus indeed.

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