Conidae: Conus anemone  Lamarck, 1810 ('anemone cone')  

Synonym(s): anemone Lamarck, 1810 maculosus Sowerby, 1833 roseo-tinctus Sowerby, 1866 rossiteri Brazier, 1870 carmeli Tenison-Woods, 1877 remo Brazier, 1898 flindersi Brazier, 1898 peronianus Iredale, 1931 incinctus Fenaux, 1942 nitidissimus Fenaux, 1942 saundersi Cotton, 1945 singletoni Cotton, 1945.

Figures a-b: 38 mm, Flinders Island, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure c: 36 mm, Edystone Point, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove. Figure d: 30 mm, Cape Portland, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure e: 32 mm, Stanley, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure f: 35 mm, Rocky Cape, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure g: 24 mm, Somerset, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove. Figure h: 22 mm, Binalong Bay, TAS (E), coll. S. Grove. Figure i: 12 mm, Cape Portland, TAS (N), coll. S. Grove.

Typical shell-length 60 mm. Animal venomous handle with care.  Lives intertidally and subtidally amongst rocks and seaweed.  Native. Endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA).  In Tasmanian waters, this is a widespread species; common in the N; uncommon towards the S.


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