Shells of South
East Queensland

Tweed Heads to Noosa
Conidae

Conus advertex

(Garrard, 1961)
Moderately small to medium-sized, moderately light to moderately solid. Basal part of columella with a strong dentiform plait at its posterior end. Shoulder angulate, subangulate in large specimens. Spire low and usually with concave outline. Teleoconch sutural ramps almost flat, with 1-2 increasing to 4-8 spiral grooves, with additional spiral striae in latest whorls. Last whorl with rather closely spaced spiral ribs at base. Ground colour white to pale pink. Last whorl with pinkish to light brown spiral bands below shoulder, above centre and within basal third. Spiral rows of brown dots, dashes, spots and bars extending from base to shoulder, usually concentrated and partially fused near and within the spiral colour bands. Larval whorls white. Aperture white, tinged with cream and pink deep within.

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Specimens

Conus advertex
Conus advertex
Conus advertex
Cape Moreton,  Australia
Size: 35mm    Collected: Unknown
Trawled from 200m depth.