The size of the shell varies between 45 mm and 95 mm. The shell is variegated with violet and white, clouded with chestnut, with numerous revolving rows of minute chestnut and white articulations. The interior of the aperture is violaceous.
Conantokin-T is a toxin derived from the venom of Conus tulipa.
The marine species occurs in the Indo-Western Pacific.
Conus tulipa preys on fishes.