Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa

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.

[Cone Collector's Guide:]


Perfect Lagoon 21-186,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: Unknown
on reef in 2m of water

Uepi- Dive Jetty,  Solomon Islands
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
found dead in 2m of water in sand on coral reef

Lola Island,  Solomon Islands
Size: 27.22mm    Collected: Unknown
Collected on black sandy mud near mangrove trees in 0.5-1m of water by snorkeller.

The Gneerings off Mooloolabah,  Australia
Size: mm    Collected: 2000
Collected by diver. Courtesy S Grail.