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Need cone help! - JeffJenny - 10-15-2010

Howdy Folks!

Jenny and I are new to the forum.  We are organizing our collection, and have not been able to identify this cone. It is 38 mm long...have no clue of locale or data details.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

http://gallery.me.com/jeffnjenny#100105/DSC05172&bgcolor=black

Thanks
Jeff and Jenny


Re: Need cone help! - paul monfils - 10-15-2010

Hi Folks,  Welcome to the forum.  This is Conus spectrum.


Re: Need cone help! - JeffJenny - 10-15-2010

Thanks Paul.  If that is the case, I believe I purchased that one from you 10 years ago, from Keppel Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Here is one more that needs an ID:

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Thanks so much
Jeff and Jenny


Re: Need cone help! - dave r - 10-15-2010

That looks to me like Conus amadis.


Re: Need cone help! - JeffJenny - 10-15-2010

Thanks for the help, Dave. 


Re: Need cone help! - paul monfils - 10-15-2010

Does resemble Conus amadis, but it's a very unusual pattern, and the shell seems rather short and wide for amadis.  I would check out Conus malacanus as well.


Re: Need cone help! - JeffJenny - 10-15-2010

That makes sense.  I did have a malacanus unaccounted for.... from India.  Thanks again, Paul.


Re: Need cone help! - conpa - 01-06-2011

The first one is indeed the Australian form of Conus spectrum. The second one is Conus malacanus!

Paul
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