Conus  jacarusoi    Petuch, 1998

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in FMNH C. Meyer

Picture Link Paul Kersten

 

Published in: La Conchiglia xxx,  no. 287,  p. 27, figs.
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Off E. Samphire Cay, New Providence Is., Bahamas; 15 m.
Type Data: Holotype in FMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 18 x 9 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: Regarded by Filmer as a synonym or form of Conus cardinalis Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792. Tucker suggests that this shell is synonym of C. velaensis.
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily: -PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Purpuriconus Species:-cardinalis jacarusoi forma
Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Bahamas
Habitat:-Collected on living reef at 15 m.
Description:-Source Original description
Shell of average size for subgenus, elongated, smooth and shiny, with flat spire; some specimens (such as holotype ) with 8-10 widely spaced rows of very small pustules; shoulder heavily coronated, with 14-16 small, sharp, knobs per whorl; protoconch mammillate, bright reddish- pink in color; shell color varying from chocolate-brown to deep reddish-brown to pinkish-tan (holotype) with scattered, irregular large white patches and zigzags; row of large, regularly spaced white flammules bordering edge of shoulder; spire white with evenly spaced large dark brown flammules; spire flammules extend onto margin of shoulder, producing checkered pattern: interior of aperture pinkish-purple .
Discussion: -Conus jacarusoi belongs to a close-knit complex of Magelliconus species that appears to be endemic to the Bahama Banks. This group, which also includes Conus exquisitus Sowerby, 1887, C. sahlbergi da Motta and Harland, 1986, and C. zylmanae n. sp. (described next) represents an adaptive radiation that, along with the large purpuriconus complex, is characteristic of the Bahamian Banks cone fauna. Of the known Magelliconus species, C. jacarusoi is most similar to C. couderti Bemardi, 1860 from the Lesser Antilles (particularly the Grenadines), The new species differs from its southern Caribbean congener in being a more slender shell with a much more heavily coronated spire and by having a checkered band around the edge of the shoulder, Of the Bahamian species, C. jacarusoi is most similar to C. zylmanae, but differs in being a brown, pinkish-brown, or red-brown shell with white spire whorls, in having a brown and white checkered shoulder band, in having a proportionally lower spire, and in having fewer and larger shoulder knobs.

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Conus  jacquescolombi  Monnier & Limpalaër, 2016

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MNHN Eric Monnier

Published in: Xenophora Taxonomy No. 13, p. 6-9, fig. 1, Pl. 1 & 2
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Grande Anse, Martinique Island

Type Data: Holotype in MNHN deposited and catalogued
Type Size : 50.59 x 29.50 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Dauciconus Species:-jacquescolombi
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Martinique
Habitat:-Founds at depths between 30 to 60 m, in sand near small rocks, without grass or coral
Description:-Source Original description
Shell conical to broadly conical in overall shape and moderately small to medium-sized with an average length of 44.5 mm. the adult shell has about 13 stepped whorls. the spire is low, its profile is concave in the first whorls and becomes progressively straighter to flat and even subdepressed in gerontic specimens. The profile of the spire whorls appears to be slightly  stepped in some specimens. The suture is lineair and rather deeply incised. The sutural ramp is sculptured with five to six spiral grooves that most often become obsolete with growth. The last whorl is smooth with a broadly carinate shoulder. The outline is convex adapically in the first third of the last and has nearly straight sides basally. The position of the maximum diameter is of 95% of the aperture length of the shell. The basal sculpture is weak. The aperture is long, straight and does not widen anteriorly. the origin of the lip has a straight to slightly winged profile and the anal notch I V shaped. The siphonal lip outline is straight.

The pattern of the last whorl is made up of three irregular spiral white bands bordered by chestnut brown blotches positioned at the periphery, at the middle and at the abapical quarter of the last whorl. These bands separate two wide zones of a mustard yellow to orange brown colour. In some specimens the chestnut blotches extend into zebra-striped axial streaks or flames connecting the white bands. The central white spiral band is rather wide and always present while the two others may be almost absent. The color of the basal part of the columella varies between yellow, salmon to orange and is lighter than the rest of the shell. The spire is white with rather regularly spaced orange to brown radial markings. The protoconch and first teleoconch whorls are deep pink. The interior of the aperture is whitish.
Discussion:-

 

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Conus  janapatriciae   Petuch, Berschauer & Poremski, 2016

 

Pictures:

Picture Link: Holotype in LACM

 

 

Published in: The Festivus, Vol. 48; p. 175 ; fig. 1: E & F

Ocean geography: Western Atlantic 

Type Locality: near George Town, Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands, western Caribbean Sea.

Type Data: Holotype in LACM deposited and catalogued

Type Size: 16 mm

Nomenclature: An available name

Taxonomy: A valid species

Current Group Names:-

Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily: -CONILITHINAE

Genus:-Jaspidiconus Species:-janapatriciae

Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms

Geographic Range:- Known only from Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands

Habitat:- 4 m depth on clean carbonate sand

Description:-Source Original description

Shell small for genus, fusiform, with only slightly rounded sides; shoulder sharply-angled, bordered by large, welldeveloped smooth prominent carina; spire subpyramidal, only slightly stepped; spire whorls smooth and unsculptured; body whorl smooth and shiny, with 8-10 deeply-incised spiral sulci around anterior one-half of body  whorl; posterior one-half of body whorl smooth and unsculptured; entire shell uniformly pure white; aperture proportionally wide and flaring, becoming wider toward anterior end, pure white within interior; protoconch proportionally large, rounded, composed of 2 whorls, pure white in color; periostracum thin, smooth, transparent yellow.

Discussion:-

 

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Conus  janowskyae  Tucker & Tenorio,  2011

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in SBMNH Manuel Tenorio
Picture Link: Paratypes Manuel Tenorio

 

Published in: Miscellanea Malacologica 5 (1),  1-16
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Gulf of Morrosquillo, Cartegena, E. Colombia
Type Data: Holotype in SBMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 36.1 x 15.6mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily:-CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Kohniconus Species: -janowskyae
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Gulf Mexico E. Colombia
Habitat:-No Data
Description:-Source Original description
The shell is elongated conical in shape. The spire is well elevated and scalariform. The shoulders are also carinate at all growth stages. The outline of the last whorl is elongate conical with straight to just slightly convex sides. Series of spiral ribbons are present. The aperture is white colored inside. Coloration consists of dark to light brown markings. These are mostly longitudinal in orientation but traces of spiral markings are present when spiral ribbons are well developed. The basic pattern consists of three zones of color markings. The ground color is white.
Discussion: -
C. janowkskyae is almost similar with Conus arcuatus. There are only minor differences. The shell of the latter has a more textured appearance due to numerous minute axial threads. C. janowkskyae has a smooth and shining appearance. The early spire whorls of C. arcuatus are often colored brown. This coloration is not present in C. janowkskyae.

 

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Conus  janus  Hwass in Bruguiere,1792

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Lectotype in MHNG Mike Filmer
Picture Link:
Paul Kersten

Picture Link: Paul Kersten  

 

Published in: Encyc. Meth. Hist. Nat. des Vers. Vol. 1,  p. 690
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Indian Ocean
Type Data: Lectotype in MHNG deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 76 x 35 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily: -PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Asprella Species:-janus
Synonyms:-
latifasciatus Sowerby ii, 1858
Geographic Range: -E. C. Africa; Mascarenes; (?) S India;  Philippines
Habitat:-In 8-20 m; on sand and fine shell debris with sparse sea-weed, exposed to strong tidal currents.
Description:-Source Living Conidae
Medium-sized to moderately large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl conical, occasionally ventricosely conical; outline convex adapically, less so to straight below; left side may be slightly concave at base. Shoulder subangulate. Spire of low to moderate height, outline deeply concave. Larval shell of about 3 whorls, maximum diameter about 0.7 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave, with 2 increasing to 4-6 spiral grooves. Last whorl with a few widely spaced, axially striate grooves around basal fourth; ribbons between divided into several fine ribs towards anterior end.
Ground colour white. Last whorl with 3 variably broad yellowish to dark brown or orange spiral bands, below shoulder and above and well below centre; bands occasionally with darker brown spiral lines or variably reduced. Straight or wavy, yellowish to dark brown axial streaks of variable width extend from base to shoulder and onto spire; streaks separate or confluent, continuous or interrupted, sometimes absent from spiral colour bands. Base pale yellow. Apex brown; later sutural ramps with brown to blackish brown radial markings. Aperture white or suffused with pale yellow or orange.
Shell Morphometry
L 45-75 mm
RW 0.15-0.47 g/mm
RD 0.53-0.58
PMD 0.81-0.89
RSH 0.11-0.16
Discussion:-No Data

 

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Conus  jaspideus  Gmelin, 1791

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Neotype in MHNG Mike Filmer

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Picture of the radula: Manuel Tenorio  Bahia, Brazil. 0.32 mm x 19.6 mm

 

Published in: Syst. Nat. 13th ed., Vol. 1, pt,  p. 3387
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: not known, designated (Clench) Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, neotype from off Monos Island, Trinidad, (27 mtrs).
Type Data: Neotype in MHNG deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 25 x 13 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily: -CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Jaspidiconus Species:-jaspideus
Synonyms:- verrucosus Hwass in Bruguiere, 1792; sulcatus Megerle von Muhlfeld, 1816; crebrisulcus Sowerby ii, 1857; corrugatus Sowerby iii, 1870; pfluegeri Petuch, 2004
Geographic Range:-Occurring on the continental shelf area of the northern coast of South America with records from Colombia (off Guajira peninsula), Venezuela, Trinidad and Brazil.
Habitat:-Found on muddy sand or silt at depths of 20 to 120m.
Description:-Source Vink
A moderately heavy shell, 20 to 30 mm, biconical, with straight to slightly concave-sided, rather high, stepped spire (at least 1/3 of total length) and straight-sided body whorl. Shoulder angulate, body whorl with heavy granules placed on broad spiral ridges between incised lines. In some specimens also granules on the shoulder and on the margin of some earlier whorls. The shoulder may also be somewhat undulate. Tops of the whorls rather flat without spiral grooves and with only thin curved axial growth lines. Spire whorls with carinate margins. Nucleus: 2 whorls, mamillate. Colour white to very pale light brown with reddish brown clouds. A band below mid-body is white. The granules are whitish quite distinct against a reddish brown background. In some specimens small brown dashes can be distinguished between the white granules. Spire white with axial flammules.
Discussion: - C.  jaspideus could be confused with the pustulous form of C. mindanus (which has a lower spire with more concave tops of whorls), C.  nodiferus (which is more slender with smaller granules on the body whorl and a less stepped, slightly lower spire) and C. acutimarginatus (which is only rarely somewhat granulated and smaller, and with a lower spite which is not stepped but has the tops of the whorls slightly concave). John Tucker suggests that that pealii is a subspecies of, and acutimarginatus is a synonym of, J. j.jaspideus. C. nodiferus is the same as J. jaspideus pealii.  If the spire is colored then J. mindanus usually has a row of small brown spots along the suture with the preceeding whorl.  J. jaspideus does not have this except for J. j.stearnsii.

 

Conus  jaspideus pfluegeri  Petuch, 2004

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in AMNH  Image reproduced Courtesy of the PRI; Catalogue Number of Type: 308069; www.amnh.org

Picture Link: Paratytype in AMNH  Image reproduced Courtesy of the PRI

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: Cenozoic Seas the View of Eastern North America, p. 293,  pl. 97, figs F & I

Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality:
Lake Worth Lagoon, Southern Eastern Florida
Type Data: Holotype in AMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 25 x 13 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy:
A valid species or a form of Conus jaspideus

Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily: -CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Jaspidiconus Species:-jaspideus pfluegeri forma

Habitat: Muddy silicate sand substrate in deeper tidal channels

Description: - biconic, slightly pyriform with high protracted spire, shoulder sharply angled, body whorl glossy, anterior half of bodywhorl sculptures with 10-12 large, deeply impressed spiral sulci, posterior half of body whorl smooth, shell color typically purple or purplish-brown, base color overlaid with 20-22 spiral rows of closely packed, alternating brown and white dots; edge od shoulder carina marked with large, evenly spaced dark brown spots; spire whorls same color as base color, marked with scattered widely spaced pale brown flammules; interior of aperture pale lavender; protoconch smooth composed of 2 whorls, lavender color.

 

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Conus  jeanduvali  Bozzetti,  2010  A nomen nudum; only listed for reference

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Specimen L. Bozzetti

 

Published in: Malacologia 68,  3
Ocean geography:Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Mahe
Type Data: There is no known specimen
Nomenclature: A nomen nudum:- an unavailable name (nomen nudum),described as form post 1960
Taxonomy: Not applicable; it is a color form of Conus barthelemyi (see there).
Current Group Names:-
Not appropriate for the name jeanduvali

 

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Conus  jeanmartini  Raybaudi G. (Massilia), 1992

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Shells Passion, Philippe Quiquandon


Published in: La Conchiglia xxiii. no. 263 p. 46. pl. 7. f. 3.
Ocean geography:Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Off St. Paul Bay, W. Coast Reunion (21deg 00' S. 55deg 16' E).
Type Data: Holotype in MNHN deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 41.7 x 17.8mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily:-CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Profundiconus Species:- jeanmartini
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Reunion
Habitat:-Found at depths greater than 500 m.
Description:-Source Living Conidae
Medium-sized and moderately light. Last whorl conical to ventricosely conical, outline slightly convex below shoulder and straight toward base. Shoulder subangulate to rounded, with a prominent edge. Spire of moderate height, outline slightly sigmoid. Maximum diameter of larval shell about 1 mm. First 4-7 postnuclear whorls tuberculate. Teleoconch sutural ramps slightly concave, with obsolete spiral striae. Last whorl with fine spiral ribs at base and spiral threads above.
Colour beige, with an inconspicuous narrow light brown spiral band just below shoulder edge. Aperture cream.
Shell Morphometry
L -42 mm
RW 0.07-0.09 g/mm
RD 0.52-0.56
PMD 0.82-0.86
RSH 0.19-0.23
Discussion: - C. jeanmartini resembles C. ikedai, C. scopulicola, C. lani, C. smirna, and C. profundorum. C. ikedai differs in its more ventricose last whorl (PMD 0.81-0.84) with a sigmoid left side, its generally lower spire (RSH 0.16-0.21), rounded shoulder, and in the more distinct spiral sculpture on its sutural ramps. C. scopulicola has a somewhat broader, distinctly ventricose last whorl (PMD 0.77- 0.80) with a sigmoid left side, a rounded and rather indistinct shoulder, prominent spiral sculpture on its sutural ramps, and a pattern of brown axial flames and spiral bands; only its first postnuclear whorl is tuberculate. C. lani has a higher spire (RSH 0.25-0.29), a prominent spiral sculpture on its sutural ramps, and a brown colouration. C. smirna (including similar shells from Midway Id., New Caledonia, and New Zealand area) attains larger size, has more pattern on its last whorl, and its spire is higher (RSH 0.21-0.30). C. smirna and allied shells also differ in the pronounced spiral grooves on their early teleoconch sutural ramps, and their indistinct shoulders. C. profundorum attains larger size and has a light brown aperture. Similarly sized subadult specimens of C. profundorum from New Caledonia differ in their angulate shoulder. However, these conchological differences are difficult to evaluate, because C. jeanmartini is base on only two specimens and nothing can be said about its intraspecific variability. RKK consider  C. jeanmartini only provisionally a valid species.

 

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Conus  jeffreyi  Petuch & Sargent,  2011

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in LACM Dennis Sargent

 

Published in: Visaya 3 (3), 39
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Balabac Is. Palawan
Type Data: Holotype in LACM deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 79.3 x 44.5 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: According to Filmer a synonym form of Conus quercinus [Lightfoot], 1786
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Calamiconus Species:-quercinus jeffreyi forma
Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Palawan, Philippines
Habitat:-No Data
Description:-Source Original description
Shell large for genus, subpyriforrn, broad across shoulder, heavy and thickened; shell profile with straight sides; spire low and flattened, with only early whorls projecting above plane of spire; shell widest below (anterior of) shoulder. Body whorl shiny, with silky texture, ornamented with extremely numerous, closely-packed fine spiral threads; anterior one-third of shell sculptured with 20-30 large, strong spiral cords; base color varying from lemon-yellow (as in holotype) to golden-yellow, overlaid with 2-3 wide bands of darker yellow or golden-yellow; some individuals marked with fine, dark golden-tan spiral lines, often arranged in two bands; anterior tip darker yellow or golden-tan. Spire whorls flat and planar, with early whorls slightly elevated and subpyramidal; whorls ornamented with 6 large spiral cords and finer spiral threads between each pair of large cords; color varying from pale yellow (as in holotype) to golden-yellow; early whorls pale brown. Shoulder sharply-angled, edged by large, rounded carina; sub-sutural area flattened. Aperture uniformly, wide slightly flaring toward anterior end; interior pure white.
Discussion:-Calamiconus jeffreyi is most similar to the common, widespread shallow water Indo-Pacific C. quercinus (Lightfoot, 1786), but differs in being a larger, more elongated and pyriform shell, in having a rougher- textured shell with stronger spiral threads, and in being a much less colorful shell, most often lacking dark brown spiral lines. Some rare golden-tan specimens of C. jeffreyi n. sp. from Balabac Island exhibit fine brown spiral lines similar to those found on C. quercinus, but these color lines differ in being proportionally thicker and more densely-packed.

 

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Conus jesusramirezi  Cossignani,  2010

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MMM Cossignani

 

Published in: Malacologia 66,  18
Ocean geography:West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Goajira, E. Colombia
Type Data: Holotype in MMM deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 32 x 13 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: Subspecies of Conus mappa [Lightfoot], 1786
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Tenorioconus Species:-mappa jesusramirezi subsp.
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Guajira Peninsula, E. Colombia
Habitat:-No Data
Description:-Source Original description translation
Shell of small to average size for the genus; the high spire is slightly concave and turreted; protoconch 1.5 whorls; about 14 whitish cream tubercles on shoulder; the whorl tops at steep angle of 110deg.; body whorl elongate; aperture about 60% of total height; body whorl with spiral rows of small flesh coloured granules; base colour is beige/cream brown.
Discussion:-John Tucker comments that this shell is very close to Tenorioconus mappa granarius.

 

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Conus jickelii  Weinkauff,  1873

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Lectotype in ZMB Mike Filmer

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: Syst. Conch. Cab. 2,  Lief. 218,  p. 206, pl. 32,  f. 11 & 12
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Massawa, Dahlak
Type Data: Lectotype in ZMB deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 50.7 x 24.5 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-CONINAE
Genus:-Phasmoconus Species:-jickelii
Synonyms:- quadratus Röding, 1798; minutus Schröter, 1803
Geographic Range:-S. Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Habitat:-Reported in 1-25 m.
Description:-Source Living Conidae
Medium-sized and moderately solid. Last whorl conical to ventricosely conical; outline slightly to moderately convex at adapical fourth or third, usually straight below. Aperture somewhat wider at base than near shoulder. Shoulder angulate to subangulate. Spire of low to moderate height, outline concave. Larval shell of 2-2.25 whorls, maximum diameter 0.7-0.8 mm. Teleoconch sutural ramps flat to slightly concave adaxially, with 1 increasing to 3-4 major spiral grooves, containing spiral striae and threads that may produce 5-7 unequal grooves in last 2 whorls. Last whorl with variably wide spiral grooves near base, separating ribs anteriorly and a few ribbons posteriorly.
Ground colour white to bluish grey. Entire last whorl with spiral rows of dark reddish or bluish brown dots, dashes, squarish spots and bars that fuse into flames and irregular blotches below shoulder and within adapical as well as abapical third. Larval whorls grey to brown; about 2 adjacent postnuclear sutural ramps brown. Late ramps with radial streaks, flames and blotches, matclung last whorl pattern in colour. Aperture almost white to pale blue deep within, often with a yellow or brownish violet collabral band behind the translucent marginal zone.
Shell Morphometry
L 35-51 mm
RW 0.15-0.25 g/mm
RD 0.58-0.64
PMD 0.83-0.89
RSH 0.09-0.16
Discussion:-The form from Djibouti differs from the lectotype of C. jickelii in its somewhat broader last whorl (RD 0.60-0.64 vs. 0.58), lower spire (RSH 0.09-0.1 3 vs. 0.16), and its angulate rather than subangulate shoulder. C. quadratus refers to a single shell from the Arabian coast of the Red Sea that cannot be separated from C. jickelii by shape, sculpture, colouration or pattern. It is smaller and might be a subadult. We provisionally assign it to C. jickelii. Although C. quadratus is the older name, there are still doubts whether both names apply to the same species or not. Moreover, the name C. quadratus cannot be applied to C. jickelii because it would be an unused senior synonym of that species. C. jickelii also resembles the shells of an unnamed Conus population sympatric with typical C. jickelii in the Dahlak Archipelago.
C. angioiorum resembles C. jickelii from Djibouti. Shells of the latter attain somewhat larger size than sympatric C. angioiorum, have a pattern of larger, more confluent and darker brown markings, a yellow or brownish violet collabral band within the aperture, and a brown apex; their last whorls are less ventricose and more straight-sided.
C. inscriptus resembles C. jickelii, which is of similar size in its southern populations. The latter species can be distinguished by its non-tuberculate early postnuclear whorls and consistently brown first 2 teleoconch sutural ramps; sympatric C. inscriptus specimens also differ in their light or yellowish brown rather than dark reddish or bluish brown colour pattern and more sculptured last whorl.
C. jickelii grows larger (50 mm vs. 35 mm) than C. erythraeensis, has a generally narrower last whorl, (RD 0.58-0.64), and a generally lower spire (RSH 0.09- 0.16); its spiral rows of brown markings are arranged in groups rather than evenly distributed over the last whorl, and the markings are larger.
C. jickelii differs from C. nigromaculatus in its larger size (L 35-51 mm), generally higher spire (RSH 0.09-0.16), more concave outline of spire, and more ventricose last whorl (PMD 0.83-0.89); its pattern has more closely and more evenly spaced markings, and its aperture has a white to blue area deep within and is edged by a yellow or brownish violet band.

 

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Conus  joliveti  Moolenbeek,  Röckel,  Bouchet,  2008

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MNHN Bill Fenzan

 

Published in: Vita Malacologica 6,  39
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Bligh Water, Fiji
Type Data: Holotype in MNHN deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 29.1 x 10.1 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily:-CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Bathyconus Species:-joliveti
Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Fiji
Habitat:-Found at depths of 250-500 m.
Description:-Source original description: Shell medium-sized for the genus, thin, shape narrowly conical, slightly pyriform. Protoconch multispiral, consisting of near1y 3 glossy , convex whorls; protoconch broken and apex of protoconch sealed; protoconch whorls smooth except for 5 curved axial ribs just before the protoconch/teleoconch transition. Teleoconch of 8 whorls, spire slightly concave, suture deep, impressed. Spire whorls with strongly tubercular keel situated at periphery on first three whorls, then on subsequent whorls gradually less pronounced and situated lower on the whorl, with a proportionally broader ramp; 18 sharp tubercles on first teleoconch whorl, 22 lower, and spirally elongated on last whorl. Shoulder ramp occupied by finely beaded spiral cords, a single one on first teleoconch whorl, gradually increasing in number on subsequent whorls, 5 on last whorl, interspaces narrower than cords. Last whorl with 33 smooth, convex spiral cords, interspaces slightly narrower than, to as broad as, cords. Strong incremental riblets, opisthocline and continuous on shoulder, forming beads where they cross over spiral cords, prosoclïne and discontinuous, restricted to grooves between cords on last whorl. Colour of the protoconch creamy semi-transparent. Overall teleoconch colour creamy white with 3 rather distinctly set off, brown, broad spiral bands, and less wen defined, narrow, axial stripes alternatingly brown and white. Spire creamy white with irregular axial brown patches extending from suture to shoulder, shoulder with spirally arranged white and brown streaks that do not correspond regularly with the tubercles.
Discussion: - C. joliveti differs from C. orbignyi by its finer, more numerous spiral cords and smaller adult size. C. orbignyi is proportionately broader with strongly tuberculate shoulder.

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Conus  jorioi   Petuch, 2013

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in FMNH   D. Sargent

 

Published in: Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks; p. 214-215; p. 161, fig. 10.14, A & B
Ocean geography: Western Atlantic
Type Locality: off the southern coast of Trindade Island, Espiritu Santo State, Brazil
Type Data: Holotype in FMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 53 x 29 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Dauciconus Species:-jorioi
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Brazil
Habitat:-on pen rock platform bottom, occupied by a hermit crab, in 5 m depth
Description:-Original Description

Heavy and thickened, broadly conical shell, with straight sides; spire slightly elevated, broadly subpyramidal, distinctly stepped; shoulder sharply angled, edged by thin carina; body whorl smooth and silky (slightly pitted and eroded on the holotype), with 3 faintly raised spiral cords around anterior tip; shell base colorwhite, overlaid with 2 broad bands of reddish-brown and orange-brown amorphous flammules, one around posterior two thirds of shell and one around anterior one third of shell; broad brown bands separated by wide white band edged by dark brown, widely separated tooth-shaped flammules; edge of shoulder and posterior one third of shell marked with intermittent, evenly separated large white longitudinal flammules; spire white with scattered small dark reddis-brown crescent-shaped flammules; anterior tip of shell salmon-orange; aperture proportionally very narrow, pale salmon on interior.
Discussion:-

 

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Conus  josei  Petuch & Berschauer, 2016

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MZSP   David Berschauer
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: The Festivus Vol. 48, Issue 4; P. 261; Fig. 2 A - D
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality:
off Itapoan, Bahia State, Brazil
Type Data: Holotype in MZSP deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 20.1  x 10.7 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONILITHIDAE SubFamily:-CONILITHINAE
Genus:-Jaspidiconus Species:-josei
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Confined to Central Bahia State, Brazil; primarily from the shallow beach areas near Itapoan and north of Salvador
Habitat:- open carbonate sand areas, often with abundant Dictyota brown algae, in depths of 2-5m.
Description:-Source Original description
Shell of average size for genus, stocky, barrel-shaped, inflated, with slightly convex sides; shoulder sharply-angled, bordered by low, rounded carina; spire elevated, broad and subpyramidal, with slightly stepped whorls; body whorl shiny and polished, encircled with 12-15 deeply-incised spiral sulci around anterior one-half to two-thirds; base body whorl color variable, ranging from pale lavender (most common color), pale blue, pink, or pale tan; base color overlaid with widely-separated pale brown longitudinal flammules and 20-25 spiral rows of closely-packed tiny white dots; spire white with widely scattered radiating brown flammules, which often connect with large longitudinal flammules on body whorl; both suture and edge of carina marked with prominent small dark brown spots; aperture proportionally wide and flaring, becoming wider toward anterior end; interior of aperture purple-brown; protoconch pale brown, proportionally large and mammilate, composed of 2 whorls.
Discussion:-

 

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Conus  josephinae  Rolán, 1980

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MNCM Manolo Tenorio  
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Radula Picture: Manuel Tenorio

 

Published in: Boll. Malacol. xvi, no. 3-4,  p. 80,  pl. 1 & 3,  f. 104
Ocean geography: East Atlantic and West Africa
Type Locality: Sal-Rei, Boavista Is., Cape Verde Is.; 1-5 m.
Type Data: Holotype in MNCM deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 25.8 x 16 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Africonus Species:-josephinae
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Maio Boavista, Cape Verde Islands
Habitat:-Shallow water in about 1-5 m.
Description:-Source Iconography
A small (normal length: 25 to 28 mm), solid shell, with a nearly straight profile and a rounded shoulder. Spire low, with a slightly concave profile, sutural ramps with a couple of spiral grooves in younger specimens, which tend to disappear in older ones. The shell is uniformly brown, light brown or even bright yellow, when it comes to specimens from Maio Island, which may actually represent a distinct subspecies. In some specimens, narrow spiral bands in lighter shades of brown can be observed. Rarely with irregular white blotches. Aperture white.
Discussion:-The general shape of the shell, the uniform coloration, the rounded shoulder and the apertural color separate C. josephinae Rolän, 1980 from all other species endemic to the Cape Verde Islands. C. salreiensis Rolán, 1980 has a more elongated shell and always has spiral bands and fine axial lines; C. irregularis Sowerby, 1858 is greenish, usually with dark spiral lines and a violet aperture with two light bands; C. delanoyae Trovão, 1979 has a more angular profile and a characteristically reticulated pattern; C. damottai damottai Trovão, 1979 has a more slender shell and spire, very constant dark spiral lines and a dark aperture.
It is worth noticing that the two separate populations of C. josephinae, the one from Maio Island, and the other from Boavista Island, present fairly constant characteristics, each one being clearly defined.

 

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Conus  joserochoi  Cossignani,  2014

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MMM Cupra Marittima

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Published in: Malacologia 82, p. 24 - 25
Ocean geography: East Atlantic and West Africa
Type Locality:
Calheta, Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Type Data: Holotype in MMM, Cupra Marittima
Type Size: 21,0 x 11,6 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Africonus Species:-joserochoi
Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:- Only known from the type locality
Habitat:-
The specimens studied were found at 0.3 to 8 meters deep, among rocks
Description:-Source: Original description Malacologia
Shell of small size ( 18 to 35 mm ) pear-shaped profile , with medium high spire, slightly concave and convex just in certain specimens; rounded shoulder; and aperture quite wide and whose adapical join creates a imperceptible step.

The color of the inside of aperture is white - blue almost homogeneous; the protoconch is low domed in line with the early whorls of the spire. The coloring of the spire is tawny -brown to dark brown with sparse white spots , the whorl tops are crossed by 4 well defined spiral furrows. The last whorl has dark reddish -brown coloring in harmony with the color of the spire with a webbing pattern evident that manifests itself in clearly in the central median spiral strip which occupies a fifth of the last whorl.

Discussion:-

 

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Conus  jourdani   da Motta, 1984

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MHNG Alan Kohn
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: La Conchiglia xvi,  no. 178-9,  p. 24,  f. 2a-b
Ocean geography:Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Lot's Wife Pond, St. Helena Id., South Atlantic.
Type Data: Holotype in MHNG deposited and catalogued
Type Size:28.8x18.5mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Varioconus Species:-jourdani
Synonyms:- There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range: -St Helena
Habitat:-Under stones
Description: From the Iconography:
Shell small to moderately small, very slightly pyriform, wide at the shoulder, with a moderately high conical spire, with a convex profile. Shoulder subangulated;  sutural ramps with spiral striae.

Ground color of the shell is chestnut brown, decorated just below the shoulder with a necklace of horizontal oblong speckles of a light blue shade, followed, at its periphery, by a narrow band of the same color, irregularly spotted with brown dots; another, wider bluish band appears just below mid body, the upper half of it marked with irregular brown patches. The anterior end of the body whorl also shows rows of bluish speckles. The aperture is bluish-white, whereas the spire is of the same color as the body whorl.

Discussion:-No Data

 

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Conus  jucundus  Sowerby iii,  1887

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in NMWC Mike Filmer
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: Thes. Conch. V,  p. 260,  pl. 32 (510), f.  696-7
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: None
Type Data: Holotype in NMWC deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 34 x 19 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Purpuriconus Species:-jucundus
Synonyms:-
abbotti Clench, 1942; stanfieldi Petuch, 1998
Geographic Range:-Caribbean
Habitat:-Shallow reefs
Description:-Source Walls
Moderate weight, thick, with good gloss in fresh specimens; pyriform or low conical, shoulder wide tapering strongly to base; broad spiral ridges basally sometimes granulose and extending posteriorly; spire low, sides straight, sometimes weakly stepped; spire whorls with large low indistinct coronations; body whorl red pink or pale red brown, occasionally olive dark brown;white spiral bands at base midbody shoulder, usually comprising white blotches containing brown spots and streaks; occasionally larger brown spots and axial flammules; spire with alternating blotches of white and red brown suffused pink; aperture moderate uniform; outer lip convex, fragile; mouth fades violet to pinkish rose; columella not visible.
C.  jucundus has strong brown spots and streaks developed as axial flammules extending over large portion of body and not restricted to white spiral bands;body whorl color reddish brown or brown;mouth white;
C.j. fm. abbotti is largely white/pink with red brown dots forming axial flammules; has granulose ridges demarked with distinct spiral lines of brown dots;
Vink comments on holotype. The specimen (35 x 20 mm) is pinkish white with a broad brown belt below the middle of the body whorl, which is separated from the distinctly pinkish base by a white band with a few brown flames. There are also brown flames on the upper part of the body whorl. The shell is covered with widely spaced pustulose spiral ridges. The lip is broken and the shell is obviously worn. Like C. inconstans there are no distinct nodules on the shoulder of the body whorl, but the shell is morphologically different, and more triangular in shape.
Discussion:-Similar to C.  regius; which has higher concave spire with more coronations; and is usually brown/white varying yellowish with a strong spiral structure.

 

Conus  jucundus f. abbotti  Clench,  1942

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MCZ Mike Filmer

 

Published in: Johnsonia 1, (6)
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Arthurstown, Cat Island, Bahama’s
Type Data: Holotype in NMWC deposited and catalogued; described as a subspecies of C. regius Gmelin
Type Size: 42 x 25,3 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A synonym of C. jucundus
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Purpuriconus Species: jucundus abbotti forma
Synonyms:-
Geographic Range:-Caribbean
Habitat:-Rocky reefs
Description:- Source Walls

Largely white/pink with red brown dots forming axial flammules; has granulose ridges demarked with distinct spiral lines of brown dots.

 

Conus  jucundus f. stanfieldi  Petuch,  1998

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in FMNH John Tucker

Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Published in: Conch. Icon. 1 ( Conus), pl. 1, sp. 1. (published Jan), (Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pt. 11, no. 130, not figured, published July)
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Northern Great Bahama Bank, off Paradise Isl., N. of New Providence Island, Bahamas
Type Data: Holotype in FMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 33 x 19 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A synonym of C. jucundus or possibly a valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-
CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Purpuriconus Species: jucundus stanfieldi forma
Synonyms:-
Geographic Range:-Bahamas
Habitat:-Hardpan bottom with dense algae cover in areas of strong continuous current
Description:- Source Original description.
Conus stanfieldi is most similar to C. jucundus Sowerby, 1887, especially in size and general shell shape. The new species differs from the orange coloured variants of the normally green or brown C. jucundus in having stronger and more numerous knobs on the shoulder and spire whorls, in being a much smoother shell that lacks any raised or beaded cords on the main shell body, in lacking the wide, well-defined brown and white checkered mid-body band, and in lacking brown hairline flammules on the body and large brown flammules on the spire.

Discussion: John Tucker believes that it should be considered a valid species.

 

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Conus  judaeus  Bergh, 1896

Pictures:

Picture Link: Manuel Tenorio ID based on radula research

Radula Picture: Manuel Tenorio

 

Published in: Nova Acta  Leop. 65,  p. 161,  pl. iv,  f. 91. and pl. vi
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Philippines
Type Data: Holotype was in ZMUC and currently assumed to be lost
Type Size : 32 x 21 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: Recent radula and DNA research show that we deal with a so called cryptic species and not with synonym of C. ebraeus Linnaeus, 1758
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Virroconus Species:-judaeus

Discussion: A most unusual species. It is not distinguishable from C. ebraeus by shell characters. The animals have different characteristics including the radula.  

 

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Conus  juliae Clench, 1942

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in FMNH C. Meyer

 

Published in: Johnsonia 1,  p. 26,  pl. 12. fig. 4
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Off Fort Walton, Florida; 15 fathoms.
Type Data: Holotype in FMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 54 x 27 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: Synonym colour form of C. amphiurgus Dall, 1889
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Dauciconus Species:-amphiurgus juliae forma
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-North Carolina, Florida; Florida: East Florida, West Florida; Jamaica.
Habitat:-No Data
Description:-Source Walls    C.  amphiurgus
Moderately heavy, with low/high gloss; low biconical, the sides usually convex; spiral ridges basally; body whorl minute spiral/axial threads; shoulder roundly angulate, slightly concave above; spire low moderate, sharply  pointed, the sides straight/concave; tops of whorls flat/concave; body whorl some tone of red pink orange or even yellow, rarely olive green or tan a whitish midbody band sometimes infiltrated with irregular brownish blotches; usually row of brown square blotches at anterior of band; covered with numerous rows of spiral brown dots; sometimes spiral bands of white blotches; spire and shoulder white with red to yellow blotches; margin of shoulder with dark brown blotches; tip spire pink; aperture moderately wide more anteriorly; outer lip thin straight/convex; mouth white pinkish faint violet;
C. juliae is considered a form. The holotype of C. amphiurgus has a more sharply pointed spire and appears to be more slender than the type of C. juliae. No distinct spiral lines of brown dots can be observed in the type of C. amphiurgus, while these are very conspicuous in the holotype of C. juliae.
Discussion:-No Data

 

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Conus  julieandreae  Cargile,  1995

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in SBMNH Mike Filmer
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

 

Published in: La Conchiglia 27,  p. 24,  figs. 1-4, 5b, 6 & 7a
Ocean geography: West Atlantic and Caribbean
Type Locality: Cayos Caratasca, Honduras (16deg 01' N. 83deg 19' W); 3-10 m.
Type Data: Holotype in SBMNH deposited and catalogued
Type Size: 23 x 10 mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-PUNCTICULIINAE
Genus:-Tenorioconus Species:-julieandreae
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Caribbean, Honduras
Habitat:-In sand at 3-1 0m.
Description:-Source Original description
A small shell in the Conus cedonulli complex. The spire is coronated and moderately high, the sides slightly convex to slightly concave.
Shoulder is angulate and has nodules. The body whorl is mildly convex, with a glossy surface. The base color of the shell is white to yellowish white, overlaid with irregular reddish brown to dark brown blotches which form two indistinct spiral bands above and below mid-body, with the upper band often continuous with flammules on the spire whorls.
On the anterior half of the body whorl, the beads and dots are coincident with the pustulose sculpture. The aperture color color is white.

Discussion:-No Data

 

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Conus  julii  Lienard, 1870

 

Pictures:
Picture Link: Holotype in MNHN Mike Filmer
Picture Link: Paul Kersten

Published in: J. Conchyl. xviii,  p. 304
Ocean geography: Indo-Pacific
Type Locality: Mauritius
Type Data: Holotype in MNHN deposited and catalogued
Type Size:37x18.5mm
Nomenclature: An available name
Taxonomy: A valid species
Current Group Names:-
Family:-CONIDAE SubFamily:-CONINAE
Genus:-Textilia Species:-julii
Synonyms:-
There are no junior synonyms
Geographic Range:-Mauritius; Reunion Island
Habitat:-Reported from 25-100 m.
Description:-Source Living Conidae
Medium-sized to moderately large, moderately solid to solid. Last whorl ovate to ventricosely conical; outline almost straight at adapical fourth, then convex and rather angulate at position of maximum diameter, almost straight below centre. Aperture broad at base, narrow near shoulder. Shoulder angulate to subangulate. Spire low, outline slightly concave, straight or sigmoid. Larval shell of 3-3.5 whorls, maximum diameter 0.8-0.9 mm. About first 3.5 postnuclear whorls tuberculate. Teleoconch sutural ramps slightly concave, with 0 increasing to 1-2 spiral grooves in early whorls, grading to 10 weak spiral grooves or numerous often obsolete spiral striae in latest whorls. Last whorl with prominent widely spaced spiral ribs on basal fourth to third.
Ground colour white, sometimes with sparse pinkish violet shadows. Last whorl with orange to reddish or dark brown wavy axial lines, concentrated or fusing into blotches and forming spiral bands below shoulder, just above centre and within basal third. Larval whorls white. Postnuclear sutural ramps with orange, violet, or brown radial streaks and blotches; the latter may contain darker radial lines. Aperture pink to orange behind a white collabral zone.
Shell Morphometry
L 44-62 mm
RW 0.23-0.43 g/mm
(L 44-57 mm)
RD 0.53-0.60
PMD 0.69-0.78
RSH 0.07-0.11
Discussion :- C. julii is quite distinct from its congeners, except some shells of C. floccatus may be rather similar.

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