Conus lividus

Hwass in Bruguíere, 1792

Moderately small to moderately large, moderately solid to moderately heavy. Last whorl conical to broadly conical; outline almost straight, somewhat convex within adapical fourth. Shoulder angulate, strongly to weakly tuberculate; tubercles occasionally obsolete. Spire of low to moderate height, outline straight to slightly concave. Last whorl with often variably granulose spiral ribs above the base, sometimes to centre.

Last whorl light olive or yellowish brown with narrow white spiral bands at centre and below shoulder that may be suffused with bluish-grey or rose. Base dark purple. Apex usually pink. Later spire whorls and shoulder white, occasionally suffused with bluish grey or pale orangish violet. Aperture deep purple-violet behind a narrow orange-brown margin, with pale bands at centre and below shoulder.

[Cone Collector's Guide:]

Hutchinson Shoal
off Northern Moreton Island

found dead in sand on the oceanic side of the reef
Collected 1999

Flat Rock
North Stradbroke Island

found in 5m of water on rocky reef in sand
Collected 1998

The Gneerings
off Mooloolabah

by diving
collected 2000
52 mm
courtesy S Grail

Inner Gneerings
off Mooloolabah

by diving
courtesy S Grail