Conus nobilis nobilis L. is variable and some of its variations approach C. n. victor Broderip. The latter may, however, always be distinguished by its spiral rows of much darker minute dots, darker ground colour, and smaller white spots. The distributional area of C. n. nobilis is discontinuous and consists of two parts: one having its centre in Palawan I. in the south-western Philippines, the other stretching from the Andaman Is. to the Batu Is. C. n. victor comes from the Lesser Sunda Is.