Conus terebra Born, 1778
terebra cone
Conus terebra
photo by Coltro, Marcus

Family:  Conidae (cone shells), subfamily: Coninae
Max. size:  9.2 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 2 - 15 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Members of the order Neogastropoda are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 28 October 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 15.03.07
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 30.06.20

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