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Cone Shells for ID
11-15-2007, 04:52 PM,
Cone Shells for ID

This is my first post on this site. I was hoping for some ID help on some cones.  The labels were lost when I moved house a while back.

I think #1 may be Conus vexillum
and #3 could be C. magus  but I'm really not too sure.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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11-16-2007, 01:24 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
<blockquote><p><b>Quote :</b><table width="80%" border="1" style="border-color:#000099;background-color:#CCD4EC" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td class="petit">I think #1 may be Conus vexillum</td></tr></table></p></blockquote>

On second thought it's probably Conus capitaneus.
11-16-2007, 04:22 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Hi. Welcome to the forum.

In my opinion:
1. Conus capitaneus
2. Conus quercinus
3. Conus magus
4. Conus anemone
5. Conus aureus
6. Conus arenatus
11-16-2007, 04:30 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Dear Taz,

Hi! I'm from Palawan, Philippines.. I'm also a collector here..

Then 1st conus is not Conus vexillium it's a good size Conus capitaneus.. You're right in number #3 it's Conus magus but under the form of raphanus so you can call it Conus magus forma raphanus..

#2 Conus quercinus
#4 Conus anemone - but unsure about it..
#5 Conus Auricomus
#6 Conus Arenatus - if it's granulose it's under the form of granulosa.. So it's Conus arenatus forma granulosa..



11-16-2007, 07:09 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Thank you both very much Paul and Rafael for taking the time to help with ID's. It's greatly appreciated.

Can anyone recommend a good cone shell book? Is "Cone shells of the world" by Marsh, J. A. and O. H. Rippingale still current or is it too out of date?
11-16-2007, 07:19 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Oh ... and I should have guessed the C. anemone. It's the only cone on our local beaches (Tasmania) although the local ones seem a little different. I have now located the original label for the one above and it was from Western Australia.
11-17-2007, 02:21 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Your welcome Taz!

And also you're right about the Location of the Conus anemone, it is also can be found in South and East of Australia..

And about the book of Conidae, In my opinion I suggest Rockel, Korn & Korn (Manual of the Living Conidae) although I haven't got this but I had seen this before and it is good..

11-27-2007, 09:38 AM,
Cone Shells for ID
Taz, I have the Manual of the Living Conidae and I can thoroughly recommend it even if it is a little out of date.
12-01-2007, 06:00 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
Thanks Rafael and Dave for the book recommendation.
12-03-2007, 03:00 PM,
Cone Shells for ID
You're always welcome Taz! =D

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