Author : Touitou David, 2003

 

It is the second time I am looking for coneshells in Seychelles archipelago. This time i was able to catch three new species : Conus aulicus, Conus pennaceus & Conus gubernator.

Conus pennaceus is a rare shell there. I found only two of them. They were laying under medium pieces of dead corals. I found them in 2-4 meters deep. It is a really nice shell and very different from C. episcopatus & C. aulicus.

The two specimens are different and GEM. As on dealers lists and in collections C. pennaceus never comes from this locality, I wanted to share with you the pictures of this particular & nice specie.

Hope you will enjoy.

Conus pennaceus, 55mm

Conus pennaceus, 62mm

Conus episcopatus - C. pennaceus - C. pennaceus

Mix of local coneshells : C. aulicus - C. episcopatus - C. canonicus - C. pennaceus - C. varius - C. gubernator - C. zeylanicus

Mix of local coneshells : C. aulicus - C. episcopatus - C. pennaceus

Mix of local coneshells : C. varius - C. gubernator - C. zeylanicus