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  Conus (Leptoconus) sculletti Marsh, 1962.

Range: S. Queensland to N. New South Wales.

Description: Medium-sized, moderately light to moderately solid. Last whorl conical, outline slightly concave. Shoulder sharply angulate to carinate. Spire low, outline concave to straight. Larval shell of 1.75-2.25 whorls, maximum diameter 1.4- 1.5 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps slightly concave, with pronounced radial threads and sometimes weak spiral striae adaxially. Last whorl sometimes with a few very weak spiral grooves near base.

Shell Morphometry
  L 38-49 mm
  RW 0.08-0.16 g/mm
     (L 38-45 mm)
  RD 0.50-0.58
  PMD 0.95-1.00
  RSH 0.06-0.12

Ground colour white, sometimes suffused with very pale violet or pink. Last whorl with brown spots and flecks and axial streaks and blotches, fusing into a variable number of spiral bands, usually on basal third, just above centre and on adapical third. Larval whorls grade from beige to brown. Postnuclear sutural ramps with irregularly arranged brown radial markings. Aperture cream, pink or brown.

Habitat and Habits: In 20-160 m.

Discussion: C. sculletti cannot be mistaken for any of its congeners.

Range Map Image

C. sculletti range map

This section contains verbatim reproductions of the accounts of 316 species of Conus from the Indo-Pacific region, from Manual of the Living Conidae, by Röckel, Korn and Kohn (1995). They are reproduced with the kind permission of the present publisher, Conchbooks.

All plates and figures referred to in the text are also in Röckel, Korn & Kohn, 1995. Manual of the Living Conidae Vol. 1: Indo-Pacific Region.

The range maps have been modified so that each species account has it own map, rather than one map that showed the ranges of several species in the original work. This was necessary because each species account is on a separate page on the website and not confined to the order of accounts in the book.


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