Conus inscriptus

Scientific Name:-
Conus inscriptus

Common Name:-
Tile cone / Engraved cone / Inscriptus cone

Malayalam Name:-


Categorised as Least Concern by IUCN


shell small, thin and light weight; spire elevated; apex pointed. Body whorl white, ornamented with brownish yellow blotches, Crescent shaped tan markings are present on the apex and its sides are convex. Aperture white. Edge of outer lip sharp; Periostracum brown, smooth, thin and translucent. operculum horny and calcareous.


Not reported


The species was reported from Kerala coast by Rao (2003) and Franklin and Laladhas (2014).


Subtidal; continental shelf


Asprella inscripta (Reeve, 1843)
Conus adenensis E. A. Smith, 1891
Conus cuneiformis E. A. Smith, 1877
Conus inscriptus f. meridionalis G. Raybaudi Massilia, 1989 (inavailable name: established as a form after 1960)
Conus inscriptus indicus Röckel, 1979 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus magus var. indicus Weinkauff, 1874)
Conus keatiformis Shikama, 1977
Conus keatii G. B. Sowerby II, 1858
Conus maculospira Pilsbry, 1922
Conus maculospira bangladeshianus da Motta, 1985
Conus planiliratus G. B. Sowerby III, 1870 (invalid: junior homonym of Conus planiliratus G.B. Sowerby I, 1850 (fossil);Conus maculospira is a replacement name)
Conus planiliratus var. batheon Sutrany, 1904
Conus tegulatus G. B. Sowerby II, 1870
Graphiconus inscriptus (Reeve, 1843)


Subba Rao, N.V. (2003). Indian seashells. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata (Part 1), 416 pp.
Franklin, J.B. and Laladhas, K.P. 2014. Marine Gastropods of Kerala. Kerala State Biodiversity Board, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 186pp.
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