Sand dusted Cone (species: Conus arenatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Conus arenatus
Sand dusted Cone

©Anne Hoggett: Conus arenatus about 4 cm long, removed from just under sand surface, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Conus arenatusabout 4 cm long, removed from just under sand surface, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Conus arenatus removed from sand, Lizard Island at night.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Neogastropoda
Family Conidae
Genus Conus
Species Conus arenatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Common but rarely seen because it lives buried in sand.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Wilson, B.R. (1994). Australian Marine Shells: 2. Prosobranch gastropods Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia.

Other references

  • Huelsken, T. (2008). Phylogenetic relationship and species identification within the Natcidae Guilding, 1834 (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda), Ph.D. thesis, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum. LIRS catalog number 1204.
  • Robertson, R. (1981). List of shell-bearing mollusks observed and collected at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Tryonia, 4: 1-32. LIRS catalog number 403.