Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Conidae

Conus glans

Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792
Moderately small to moderately large, moderately light to moderately solid. Shoulder indistinct to rounded. Spire of moderate height to high, outline convex. Last whorl with distinct, often granulose, closely spaced spiral ribs from base to shoulder. Ground colour white to pale blue, suffused with blue or violet. Last whorl variably encircled with 2-3 bluish-brown bands, leaving light zones of different shades of grey, blue, violet or brown, occasionally overlaid with brown or blue axial streaks. Base usually dark violet. Aperture light blue behind a violet marginal zone.

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Specimens

Conus glans
Conus glans
Conus glans
Perfect Lagoon 21-186,  Australia
Size: 0mm    Collected: Unknown
on reef in 2m of water
Conus glans
Conus glans
Conus glans
Uepi- Dive Jetty,  Solomon Islands
Size: 0mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in 2m of water in sand on coral reef
Conus glans
Conus glans
Conus glans
The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
Collected by diver. Courtesy S Grail.