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