Conus stearnsii Conrad, 1869

Conus stearnsii Conrad, 1869

Dredged from 120 feet by Jim Moore, west of Venice, Florida, August, 1969

    This taxon was given full species rank, distinct from C. jaspideus Gmelin, 1791, by Vink (1991) but placed in synonymy with that taxon by Costa (1994). Turgeon, Quinn, et al. (1998) favored Vink’s interpretation over that of Costa.