Leopard Cone Shell
Leopard cones with their distinctive marking have always been popular with collectors.
A large family, the Conidae number over 300 species and are possibly the most popular collector group after the cowries.
They are very successful predators feeding on worms, molluscs and fish.
They have a highly developed system by which they are able to inject poisonous barbs into their prey prior to feeding.
Common to Indo Pacific waters.
Size: approx 7-8 cm long