Conus colmani Röckel & Korn

Colman’s Cone Snail (Conus colmani)

Described in 1990, the taxonomical status of this form is not fully understood and it is in need of a revision.

Colman’s Cone Snail is known only from a quite small area in the so-called Swain Reefs in the southern part of the giant Great Barrier Reef offshore Australia’s northern coast; it is often found as bycatch but only dead specimens have ever been found.

The species is officially listed as Data Deficient but might in fact already be extinct as some researchers suggest.


Photo: Fabrice Prugnaud


edited: 19.08.2022