Conus okhotensis

(Dall, 1893)

 

 

Descrizione :

 

Shell short, stout, solid, of about eight whorls ; spire low and rounded, suture appressed, with a few obscure spiral striae in front of it; shoulder of the shell rounded; sides smooth, hardly striated even over the canal, aperture rather wide, outer lip straight, sutural sinus shallow; pillar sismlpe, slightly twisted at the end; lon. of the shell 50 mm.; lat. 35 mm.

A young and an adult specimen were presented by Dr. Stimpson.

This species is not unlike Conus californicus on larger scale, and belongs, as well as can judged in absence of color markings, to a group (Chelyconus) which is most abundantly represented in the Moluccas and on the shires of Africa. There does not appear to be at present any closely related species on Japanese coasts, but Conus fulmen and Conus pauperculus are found in that regione and would in a general way be associated with it. Among the recent species in the National Museum, Conus glaucus from the Moluccas presents the closest parallel in form and conchological characters.

In the larger of the two fossil specimens a faint indication of what might be taken as traces spirally disposed color marks is perceptible, but these are not sufficiently distinct to permit of a dogmatic assertion the they are traces of color and not an incident of mineralization.

The name derives from Okhotsk sea.

 


 

Conus okhotensis

MO 4789a

mm. 50 x 35

Miocene

Smithsonian United States National Museum

 

Conus okhotensis

mm. 50 x 35

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Specimen Catalog Number: USNM MO 4789a

Specimen GUID: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3594c27b9-a2af-4e02-b011-dd76bbd38084

Photo credit: Holly Little

 

Conus okhotensis

mm. 50 x 35

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Specimen Catalog Number: USNM MO 4789a

Specimen GUID: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3594c27b9-a2af-4e02-b011-dd76bbd38084

Photo credit: Holly Little

 

 

Conus okhotensis

Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Specimen Catalog Number: USNM MO 4789b

Specimen GUID: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3594c27b9-a2af-4e02-b011-dd76bbd38084

Photo credit: Holly Little

 

 

In the rear image of this specimen, two rounded spots similar to those present in Conus glaucus are clearly visible

 

 

 


 

 

Conus glaucus ( Linnaeus 1758 )

mm. 37,5 X 20,8

Is. Solomon

[AZRC 693-01]

 

 

 


 

Conus okhotensis

mm. 50 x 35

Miocene

Conus glaucus ( Linnaeus 1758 )

mm. 37,5 X 20,8

Is. Solomon

[AZRC 693-01]

 

 


 

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