Conus adami

Conus adami is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails, cone shells or cones.[1][2][3]

These snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans.


Additional information regarding this species:[1]

  • Taxonomy: Conus adami is often treated as a subspecies or synonym of C. trigonus. The latter is a shallow-water species occurring in NW Australia, whereas adami is an offshore species occurring off Northern Australia. The two overlap in the Darwin area, and there are specimens that appear to be intermediate. For conservation implications, the two are here listed as distinct.



This species of cone snail is endemic to Australia.


  1. ^ a b c Bouchet, P. (2011). Conus adami Wils, 1988. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-11-06
  2. ^ Filmer R.M. (2001). A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp.
  3. ^ Wilson, B. (1994) Australian marine shells. Prosobranch gastropods. Vol. 2 Neogastropods. Odyssey Publishing, Kallaroo, Western Australia, 370 pp.
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