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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Conidae 

Conus capitaneus Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Conus capitaneus Linnaeus, 1758
   Conus classaricus Hwass, 1792
   Conus ceciliae "Chenu" Crosse, 1858
   Conus capitaneus var. forma virgineus Wils, 1972

Common Name

The Captain Cone p.sp. 54      Reeve, L.A. 1843.  


  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
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNew South Wales
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West Pacific
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTemperate Indo-West PacificSouthern HemisphereAustralia (S)New South Wales
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.46 


depth: continental shelf 
depth: continental slope [ to 240 m in Philippines ]
depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal 
feeds on: animals 
habitat: coral reef 
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand 


 Allan, J. 1950. p.189, pl. 26, fig. 3 General reference
 Brazier, J. 1877. p.289 [ as Rhizoconus capitaneus ]  New combination
 Cernohorsky, W.O. 1978. p.127, pl. 5, fig. 1 General reference
 Cotton, B.C. 1964. p.33, pl. 1, fig. 7 [ as Rhizoconus capitaneus (Linnaeus) ]  General reference
 Demond, J. 1957. p.326 General reference
 Hedley, C. 1899. p.478-479 General reference
 Hinton, A. 1972. p.86, figs. 4-5 General reference
 Kay, E.A. 1979. p.370, figs. 121D-E General reference
 McMichael, D.F. 1960. p.118 General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1843. p.sp. 54, pl. 11 General reference
 Rippingale, O.H. & McMichael, D.F. 1961. p.134, pl. 18, fig. 15 General reference
 Röckel, D., Korn, W. & Kohn, A.J. 1995. p.133, pl. 23, figs. 11-15 Contains synonymy
 Schepman, M.M. 1913. p.385 General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.202 General reference
 Wilson, B. R. & Gillet, K. 1971. p.146, pl. 98, fig. 10 General reference


                        Conidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Conus Linnaeus, 1758
                            Conus capitaneus Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=14291) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-27.