Parametaria dupontii

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Parametaria dupontii
Columbellidae - Parametaria dupontii.jpg
Shell of Parametaria dupontii from Mexico, on display at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda
clade Hypsogastropoda
clade Neogastropoda
Superfamily: Buccinoidea
Family: Columbellidae
Genus: Parametaria
Species: P. dupontii
Binomial name
Parametaria dupontii
Kiener, 1845
  • Conus concinnulus Crosse, 1858
  • Conus concinnus Broderip, 1833
  • Conus dupontii Kiener, 1845

Parametaria dupontii, the Dupont's dove shell or false cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Columbellidae, the dove snails.[1][2]


Shells of Parametaria dupontii can reach a length of about 13–28 millimetres (0.51–1.10 in).[3][4]


This species can be found in Gulf of California and in Pacific Mexico.[3][4]