Conus nobilis, common name the noble cone, is a species of sea snail. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. The color of the shell is yellowish brown or chestnut, with close revolving lines of numerous small chestnut spots. The whole surface is irregularly overlaid by triangular large white spots. This marine species is found in sublittoral and deeper waters of the Indo-Pacific from Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands along Sumatra and Java to Timor; along the Marquesas Islands.
The EOO, AOO and number of locations exceed the thresholds for criteria B1 and B2 by a wide margin.
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This species is found along an arc running southeast from Sri Lanka and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at the northern reaches to Java and Timor in the east. It is locally common and there are no known threats. It is listed as Least Concern.
This species is widely distributed and there are currently no known threats.
There is one subspecies: Conus nobilis victor Broderip, 1842
The size of an adult shell varies between 29 mm and 71 mm. The spire is depressed, with sulcate and finely striate volutions. The shoulder angles are sharp. The color of the shell is yellowish brown or chestnut, with close revolving lines of numerous small chestnut spots. The whole surface is irregularly overlaid by triangular large white spots. 
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