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** Extending The Range Of Conus pseudoaurantius & C. aurantius - Published : Jan 16, 2007

Conus pseudoaurantius Vink & Cosel 1985, is usually found in the "Grenadines" (West indies).I personnally collected live specimens of Conus pseudoaurantius when I traveled to the "Grenadines", down in the Tobago Keys. Habitat is hard reef, on sand and coral substrata. Animal is bright red colored. They look like small Conus aurantius but really seem to be a valid specie.Both specimens shown here wereself-collected in the Tobago Keys recently (2000-2002).

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** New Caledonian Conus marmoreus complex - Published : Dec 19, 2006

This is a rather small complex compared to other ones like Conus magnificus-episcopatus. But many of us get sometimes confused in front of some strange specimens. Even if I do not buy shells, I usually watch the shell dealers' websites to see what they offer to collectors and to dream on many beautiful specimens. Many times the data associated to the shell is not correct and especially with Conus marmoreus New Caledonian

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** Conus textile variation from Tuamotu - Published : Sep 20, 2006

onus textile f. verriculum is restricted theorically to the Indian Ocean and is usually found in Madagascar and Mauritius (see the pictures below). Recently, Mr Balleton and myself were able to collect a local variation of Conus textile from the Tuamotu Atolls. We went to Hao and Fakarava Atolls, and both Atolls had this variation (see the pictures below). We named it f. "pseudoverriculum" for our personnal data and for fun (no more

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** Conus regius Martinique variations - Published : Aug 22, 2006

Conus regius, espèce de la zone caraïbe, est classée parmi les espèces communes à peu communes suivant les localités. Malgré cette fréquence, il n'est pas toujours facile de la récolter si l'on ne connait pas parfaitement son habitat. C. regius vit habituellement à des profondeurs comprises entre 0.5 et 30 mètres. Il peut s'enfouir complètement dans le sable, à l'abri ou non d'une roche ou d'un morceau de corail mort; mais en général il préfère se

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** Second trip to NC, Conus marmoreus amazing variations - Published : Jan 24, 2006

Second trip to New-Caledonia - Christmas 2005 Family trip but still hunting for Cone shells... That's the second time I have the chance to travel to this very nice island. But this time it was not a pure shell collecting trip... it was a family trip. I managed to collect some cone shells though. The first shell hunting party was on the East coast, night scuba at deaph of 6-10m. It was supposed to be a good spot for rare cone shells such as Conus bullatus, Conus ammiralis and Conus crocatus. The shells were not out this night. After one hour and a half of shell hunting we came back with two amazing Conus tesselatus and a Conus litteratus.

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