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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus arenatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus arenatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792
   Cucullus arenosus Röding, 1798
   Cucullus stercusmuscarum Röding, 1798
   Conus mesokatharos Melvill in Tryon, 1883
   Conus aequipunctata Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus undata Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus granulosa Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus arenatus aequipunctatus (Dautzenberg, 1937)
   Conus bizona Coomans, 1981

Common Name

The Sandy Cone p.sp. 92      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
Sand-dusted Cone p.166, pl.167      Wilson, B 2002.  


  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral W coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNW coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea
     Dekker, H. & Orlin, Z. 2000. p.31 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.45 


depth: continental shelf [ to 30 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeding mode: predation 
feeds on: animals [ polychaetes- families Capitellidae, Maldanidae, Nereidae and Eunicidae ]
habitat: mangrove 
habitat: reef flats 
substrate: in sand 
substrate: mud [ ]


 Barash, A. & Danin, Z. 1972. p.316 General reference
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.130 General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.325, fig. 37 General reference
 Gillett, K. & McNeill, F. 1959. p.72, pl. 64, fig. 12 [ as Puncticulus arenatus ]  New combination
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.83, pl. 11, figs. 1-7 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.347 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.200, pl. 46, figs. 4a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.190, pl. 100, fig. 6 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus arenatus Hwass in Bruguière, 1792


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14267) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-02-04.