Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Conidae

Conus obscurus

G B Sowerby I, 1833
Moderately small to medium-sized, light to moderately light. Last whorl cylindrical to narrowly cylindrical; outline almost straight; left side slightly concave at basal fourth to third. Aperture wider at base than near shoulder. Shoulder angulate. Spire usually of moderate height, outline straight or slightly concave. Last whorl with a few weak spiral ribs at base._Last whorl greyish blue to violet. Variably prominent spiral rows of alternating brown and grey dots and dashes from base to shoulder. Brown flames, clouds and blotches usually concentrated in spiral bands below shoulder, just above centre and within basal third. Larval whorls red to orange. Aperture translucent or with thin white enamel.

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Specimens

Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Lady Musgrave Is,  Australia
Size: 24.13mm    Collected: Unknown
collected on reef at low tide
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Rabaul,  Papua New Guinea
Size: 26mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Philippines,  Philippines
Size: 27mm    Collected: Unknown
No data.
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Port Vila,  Vanuatu
Size: 28mm    Collected: 1999
No data.
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
Conus obscurus
The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
Collected by diver. Courtesy S Grail.