Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Conidae

Conus sanguinolentus

Quoy & Gaimard, 1834
Moderately small to moderately large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl conical to slightly pyriform, outline variably convex at third or half, straight to faintly concave below. Shoulder angulate, faintly to strongly tuberculate. Spire of low to moderate height, outline straight to slightly concave. Last whorl with variably granulose spiral ribs on basal half, sometimes to subshoulder area._Last whorl olive to orange brown, except for whitish granules on spiral ribs. Some specimens with a slightly lighter central spiral band. Often evenly spaced brown spiral lines from base to subshoulder area, abapically following granulated spiral ribs. Base and basal part of columella purplish brown. Apex yellowish white to bright orange. Aperture bright bluish violet behind a bright orange-brown marginal zone; whitish violet deeper within.

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Specimens

Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Hutchinsons Shoal,  Australia
Size: 0mm    Collected: 1999
found dead in sand on the oceanic side of the reef shell is is quite good condition considering.
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Michaelmas Reef,  Australia
Size: 42.3mm    Collected: Unknown
On rubble in coral gutters 1-2 m depth on shallow reef
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Perfect Lagoon 21-186,  Australia
Size: 41mm    Collected: 2009
In sand on coral reef between 5-20m depth. Taken on scuba.
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
Conus sanguinolentus
The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
Collected by diver. Courtesy S Grail.