Algoa cone -

Have you spotted? Algoa Cone

NAME: Algoa cone (Conus algoensis algoensis)

SIZE: Up to 80mm.

DISTRIBUTION: Saldanha Bay to Cape Peninsula, intertidally to 53m. Endemic.

DESCRIPTION: A cone shell with a rounded shoulder and ‘steps’ between shoulder whorls. Shell chocolate brown and blotched with white. Spire mostly white with brown splashes.

NATURAL HISTORY: Feeds on polychaete worms. Egg capsules shaped like corn pips.

Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.