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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus betulinus Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus betulinus Linnaeus, 1758
   Cucullus medusae Röding, 1798
   Conus betulinus var. immaculata Dautzenberg, 1906
   Conus betulinus var. plurizonata Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus betulinus var. scripta Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus betulinus var. alternans Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus betulinus var. tabulata Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus betulinus var. paucimaculata Dautzenberg, 1937
   Conus zulu Petuch, 1979

Common Name

The Butter-Firkin Cone p.sp. 67      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  
Betuline Cone p.192, pl. 540      Coleman, N. 1981.  


absent from Red Sea

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-China
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificNew Caledonia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificSolomon Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-ChinaCambodia
     Try, I. 2001. p.401 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.46 


depth: continental shelf [ to 50 m, mostly above 20 m ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: animals 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: sand flats 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.128, pl. 5, fig. 4 General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.84, fig. 7 General reference
 Oostingh, C.H. 1925. p.197-200 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. p.sp. 67, pl. 13 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.92, pl. 13, figs. 4-11 Contains synonymy
 Salvat, B. & Rives, C. 1975. p.356 [ as Gastridium betulinus ]  New combination
 Smith, E.A. 1891. p.400 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.201, pl. 45, figs. 9a-b  General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.144, pl. 97, fig. 12 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus betulinus Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14283) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.