Seashell: Conus Imperialis Shell

By Xah Lee. Date:

These shapes of shells are generally called cones. Cones are decorated with great variety of patterns on the surface. The other type with great patterns are called cowies.

This is the Imperial Cone (Conus Imperialis). It is a very hard and heavy shell. It measures about 7 cm. Note the pattern and texture on the shell. It feels great to touch.

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Other cones: Conus Striatusmilky white cone (name unknown)Captain Conelittle white one (name unknown)