Anemone Cone

Conus anemone Lamarck, 1810

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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What habitats does Conus anemone live in?

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

What is the distribution of Conus anemone?

Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania

How big does Conus anemone grow?

Can grow to around 6cm

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