Late Pliocene (see remarks) to Late Pleistocene; Recent.
Cuba to Southern Florida (see remarks).
For information on the modern distribution of the species, see Malacolog. A project to investigate the fossil record of Conus spurius beyond southern Florida is currently in progress. The fossil record of the species likely extends into the Caribbean and back to the Late Miocene.
First English Description (from Dillwyn, 1817, p. 366):
"Shell conical, white, with irregularly alternate rows of broad and smaller spots; spire depressed, mucronated, and the whirls concave.
[...] Shell about two inches long, and rather more than half as broad, with the spire flattish at the circumference, and mucronated at the centre; some of the rows of spots are frequently confluent, and others detached in the same specimen, and in other specimens they are frequently all detached, and often considerably distant from each other. A shell from the Red Sea figured by Chemnitz, x.t. 140. f. 1300, has the spire considerably elevated, and is considered by Bruguiere to be a Variety of this species."
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