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This species has an apparent disjunct population, and is relatively uncommon. It is known from South India and Sri Lanka, and also from Indonesia (Sumatra, Java and Bali). However, there are no known threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
The shell of this species is white, very finely reticulated with narrow orange-brown lines, with a broad central and often narrower upper and lower bands of darker color bearing occasional longitudinal chocolate stripes.
The height of the shell is from 1.5 inches (38 mm) to 2.5 inches (64 mm).
The shell is very similar to that of Conus textile, but the shell is smaller, the reticulations much smaller, the longitudinal streaks rarely apparent, and the dark bands of Conus abbas occupy about the same positions as the lightest markings of Conus textile.
- Distribution after Tryon (1884): East Africa, Ceylon, Philippines, New Caledonia.
- Distribution after Conus Biodiversity website: from South India and Sri Lanka to Java and Bali in Indonesia.
This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.
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- Conus abbas Hwass in Bruguière, 1792. Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 20 March 2010.
- Tryon G. W. (1884). Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic, with illustrations of the species. Volume 6. Conidae, Pleurotomidae. page 92. Plate 30, figure 12-14.
- "Conus abbas Hwass in Bruguière, 1792.". The Conus Biodiversity website, accessed 21 March 2010.
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