- José H. Leal
Shell of the Week: The Mace Cone
Reaching 40 mm in size, Conasprella armiger (Crosse, 1858), is one of the most attractive cone snails in the tropical western Atlantic. The species has been found in depths between 35 and 227 m (115 and 745 feet). Its shell has a very narrow anterior region and canal, which makes look like the medieval weapon that gives the species its common name.
The Mace Cone, Conasprella armiger, from off Key West, Florida. Photos by Patricia A. Starkey.