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In common with all small Conus spp., the shells of this species are only traded for the specialist collector. When recently collected the shells are almost black. Their small size (typically 22 mm) and superficial damage makes them less appealing than larger shells.
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This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape Verdes.
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- Puillandre N., Duda T.F., Meyer C., Olivera B.M. & Bouchet P. (2015). One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1-23